Residents in South Fulton, Georgia, Say Broken Traffic Light Contributing to Accidents
SOUTH FULTON, GA. – According to an online news story from wsbtv.com, residents in South Fulton, Georgia, say that a broken traffic light has been contributing to vehicle accidents in the area. One such accident occurred recently and led to the death of one of the drivers.*
On February 24, two vehicles collided near the intersection of Campbellton Road and Camp Creek Parkway. One of the vehicle drivers died in the collision, according to WSB-TV. The South Fulton Police Department said one of the vehicles was traveling west on Campbellton Road, while the other was traveling east, and they somehow crashed into each other.
This accident also resulted in a downed crosswalk pole and a large delay in traffic. The road had to be closed for some time to clean up debris.
A resident who lives in the area said that she believed a broken traffic light was to blame for this accident, as well as other accidents that have occurred near the intersection lately.
“This [traffic] light has been blinking for almost a week,” the resident said. “You [are] supposed to stop when the light is out, and this is what people do not do, but there’s a high volume of traffic and it’s -- all the time, accidents happen right here. It’s bad that we lost a life. You drive for yourself, and you gotta drive for everybody else.”
Reporters with WSB-TV said they called and emailed the City of South Fulton to inquire about the traffic light, but they did not receive a response. The cause of the most recent collision has not been reported at this time.
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