Letter: Horrific accident should be call for safer intersection

Posted 7/11/19

What should have been a happy Fourth turned tragic for neighbors and us. We witnessed a horrific event.

It’s not unfamiliar to us to see traffic accidents at the corner of Mount Hope Avenue …

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Letter: Horrific accident should be call for safer intersection

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What should have been a happy Fourth turned tragic for neighbors and us. We witnessed a horrific event.

It’s not unfamiliar to us to see traffic accidents at the corner of Mount Hope Avenue and Fox Hill. This time, however, our entire neighborhood was shaken.

The accident investigators will sort out the details, but how will hold the town accountable for its role? There have been numerous traffic accidents at this intersection. Over the years, many of us witnessed collisions involving telephone poles, houses, parked vehicles, as well as vehicles turning in and out of Fox Hill.

The curves in the road on either end of Mount Hope Avenue and small hills contribute to poor visibility. Drivers are deceived by this dangerous intersection in a seemingly quiet residential area. There is no signage warning drivers of sharp curves and steep inclines.

It’s now up to the residents in our neighborhood to step up for the town. We are asking for installations of four-way stop signs and crosswalks at Mount Hope Avenue and Fox Hill. In addition to the four-way stop signs and crosswalks, we are calling for improved signage warning drivers of curves and a posted 25-mile-per-hour speed limit.

Can we really put a price on the safety of families and others driving in our neighborhood?

Doreen DaSilva
101 Mount Hope Ave.

MaryAnne Donato
96 Mount Hope Ave.

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