Teenager in Crash Gets the State’s Attention to Address Dangerous Intersection in Forsyth County, Georgia
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – According to an online news report at 11alive.com, a girl, aged 16, who was involved in accident where she was almost killed, has gotten the attention of the state to address a dangerous intersection.*
The teen and her friends are campaigning for improvements in safety after the teenager was involved in an accident at a dangerous intersection. The state of Georgia is actually listening, to some degree.
"I think that they [the state] will kind of just get tired of people getting hurt, like everyone else is, and just make a change that will help everyone," the injury victim stated.
The teenager was injured in an accident as she was driving to cross country practice where she was t-boned after attempting to turn left onto heavily trafficked Post Road from Bentley Road in Forsyth County, Georgia.
The girl is not alone. According to the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, there is a crash at the intersection each month. As a result of the teenager and friends’ efforts, the Georgia Department of Transportation engaged in a study of the intersection, the results of which suggest that the intersection is very dangerous. However, they decided that it is not dangerous enough to warrant the installation of a traffic light. In the alternative, the state of Georgia is planning to rebuild the median to prevent drivers from making a left turn onto Post Road. The goal is to lessen the amount of t-bone accidents.
The family of the girl believes these efforts only put a bandage on the issue however, they agree that this is certainly a step in the right direction in terms of addressing the dangers at the intersection.
According to the teenager, "I don't want any of these kind of accidents to happen in the future. I was lucky enough to have gotten out of mine with how bad it was. I don't want someone to get killed in an accident, because I think it's only a matter of time that that could possibly happen."
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