Troy, N.Y. - An accident in Troy early Wednesday morning has caused concern and some
anger among residents about the safety at the intersection where it happened.
in fact one of the largest commercial corridors for traffic in the northeast
part of this country," said Troy Police Captain, John Cooney.
vehicles travel through the intersection at Hoosick and 10th street in Troy
everyday. On Wednesday morning 19-year-old Sarah Bingham and her 4-year-old
daughter were struck by an SUV as they attempted to cross the road . The
accident has left the 4-year-old in critical condition and some local residents
"Someone going to get
killed or how many deaths does there have to be before you finally come up with
a different solution," said James Mayben with the Hillside Neighborhood Association.
Mayben says the intersection has always been a
do not have the right away even though they're suppose to they don't on this
road. Pedestrians take a chance with their own life walking across this
road," says Mayben.
As Resident visited the accident scene
they made sure their voices were heard.
"They need to slow down. They need a better light
system. The lights change too quick and no one knows where they're
going," said Gene Gravelle of Troy.
Troy Mayor Lou Rosamilia says the city
has already been talking with New York State Department of Transportation for weeks now about how they can make a
"Some things that
came up were the possibility of putting some red strobes into the lights, make
them a little more visible. Putting some different type of marking on the
ground," says Rosamilia.
Troy City Council member Rodney Wiltshire says his
constituents have always voiced concern about the busy intersection.
"Boulevarding of the center
down there. Putting shrubbery to help slow down the traffic," said Wiltshire.
The Mayor will be meeting with the state DOT
about the issue and Thursday night residents already had a meeting schedule at the
community center about safety concerns.
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