Dangerous intersections: drivers know where they are, but what can be done about them?
It's been two weeks since a deadly accident on the corner of Linwood and Taylor avenues in Evansville.
Police say the vehicle was speeding, left the road and hit a tree. Two men were thrown out of the car, and 49-year-old Carl Fletcher Jr. passed away.
According to those who live nearby, there've been many accidents in this very same spot.
Those who live on that corner are asking "How can these accidents be prevented?"
Chris McIntosh has lived in the same house almost all his life. He's tried to get the traffic pattern changed, but hasn't gotten anywhere.
"I've talked to police officers and crash investigators that have been here, and obviously made comments about it," he said.
Over the years, McIintosh says he's seen one too many accidents, and all at the intersection he lives on.
"I've probably seen half a dozen accidents in that corner," he noted.
Three of them fatal, something he doesn't want to see repeated. But, so far, nothing's changed and McIntosh is getting frustrated.
"This neighborhood, over the years, has been neglected in a lot of areas," he said.
So, we wanted to help.
We contacted the Department of Transportation Services, and they tell us it first starts with filing a complaint.
"You can call us directly and launch any concern about any intersection, "Executive Director Todd Robertson explains. "If it's something that involves a traffic pattern, a change in traffic pattern, that's something that we would call for a study for."
The Metropolitan Planning Organization would complete the study, and if changes were to be made the board of public safety would approve it. A change that, over time, could help save a life.
Chris McIntosh says he's going to take the first step, and file a complaint with the city.
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