A Toyota Highlander was traveling East on Carney, a Jetta was traveling North on Cedar. The Highlander ran the stop sign, and now we have yet another accident at this corner. There were no injuries to the drivers of either vehicle (this time) however concussions can take a few days to start showing symptoms.
I spoke with several concerned residents at the scene, and the consensus is:
EVERYONE WANTS SOMETHING DONE NOW
I was told by everyone at the scene that they have tried petitions years ago to get this issue resolved to no avail.
“I have been to probably 6-8 of these.” -Cedar St Resident Jack Harsch
My personal experience with this corner:
January 26, 2012 I was driving home from the diner, minding my own business, traveling North on Cedar. Suddenly, I was airborne and spinning across Cedar Street. I took out a retaining wall, a mailbox, and then the passenger side of the car smashed into a tree. Today that tree is still tilted from that. I was fine until 2 days later. When I woke, I could not find words in my head, my speech just wouldn’t come out, and if people spoke too fast I could not understand them. It was TERRIFYING, and it lasted for a VERY long time. To this day, I have irreparable damage from massive concussion, and symptoms dog me on a daily basis.
I think 2 weeks after MY accident, it happened again to someone else. That time, National Grid had to come out and replace the pole. Another time, shortly after I moved out here, a guy got hit on his motorcycle, and I watched Mercy Flight land on someones lawn and take him away.
So, my question is this: HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE INJURED/TRAUMATIZED OR MAYBE EVEN KILLED BEFORE OUR LAWMAKERS DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS?
WHAT ARE SOME SOLUTIONS TO FIX THIS?
The Newsteader would like to take this issue on NOW! BEFORE we have to bury someone’s loved one. If we ALL WORK TOGETHER and MAKE ENOUGH NOISE, hopefully we can get a solution SOON.
I know everyone has different ideas on what to do, so I would like to open a little Forum on this issue here. I am going to keep the comments open here and on Facebook so we can throw some ideas back and forth, write up some letters, petitions, whatever to get attention to this issue. We need ALL of your input!
Here are some suggestions already out there:
- 4 Way Stop
- Road Paint
- Blinking Light
The time is NOW to start a dialog, but I need YOUR help! I am MORE than happy to write up some sort of petition, but I need help circulating it, and getting signatures. For now, I am opening this up for discussion online, and then action will be taken.
I am the type of person that will march right into whomever’s office I need to march into with petitions in hand (and a video camera to document).
Let the discussion begin……. -JAP-