‘Somebody will get killed’ at intersection
Residents in the area said they have appealed to the Town of Cobourg, for traffic lights to be installed, or a four way stop. To this point all requests have fallen on deaf ears.
On Sunday, police say, an eastbound car came into collision with a northbound pickup truck.
The intersection was blocked for approximately one hour and both vehicles were towed from the scene.
On May 26, one person was taken to hospital when a similar collision occurred at the intersection.
Doug Francis lives on the northwest corner of University and D’Arcy, and said he witnesses near collisions every week from his porch.
“It’s ludicrous they can allow this to happen every week,” he said.
“It’s always the same thing. Eastbound drivers failing to stop at a flashing red light and a stop sign.
“Somebody will get killed.” Francis said a full set of traffic signals are needed at the intersection.
“But if you want to cheap out on it, stick up a couple of stop signs that would build in a fail safe.
“I’m not shocked,” he said after the latest collision at the intersection outside his house.
Francis has lived in the house since 1950.
“It’s been a battle since Day 1. I remember as a teenager my dad and I would have a competition, running out here every time there was a bang,” said Francis who is 66 years old.
“I quickly learned there is nothing you can do and it’s better to run for the phone.”
Another major concern is the pedestrian traffic, especially school children attending CR Gummow Public School. in the morning and watch all the cars, and watch the school children try to cross the road,” Francis said. “I’ve seen them stand there for five minutes before all the cars agreed to stop and they waved the kids on.
“I wouldn’t cheap jerseys let my kids cross here. I’d tell them to cross up the street. At least they are dealing with two lanes of traffic and not four.”
Morley Shepherd lives on the northeast corner and shares the same concerns.
Over the years, he’s lost two http://www.cheapjerseys11.com/ trees on the front of his property as a result of collisions.
“It’s just lucky nobody has been hurt bad,” he said.
“You could stand here all day and write tickets for people not coming to complete stops.
“I’ve lived here since 1992 and it’s frustrating. I signed my name to three petitions when my kids were younger and nothing ever developed.”
Cobourg chief administrative officer Stephen Peacock said, “it’s appropriate timing to hear these comments,” because the Town of Cobourg will be reviewing all vehicle and pedestrian movements in a comprehensive transportation study.