Whether it is because of a dangerous curb, a dangerous intersection, or limited visibility due to trees or foliage, some of Atlanta’s streets are known to be dangerous. One neighborhood is so concerned with a stretch of roadway, they are asking for changes to be made as Fox 5 Atlanta reports.
The people who live near the intersection of Browns Mill Road and Fairlane Drive say people speed around the curve and it is costing people their lives and causing property damage.
On Sunday night, these neighbors were mourning the loss of one of their own – who took the curb too quickly and hit another car, killing himself.
Neighbors believe that speed bumps and signs and cutting back the trees would help to prevent more accidents like the one that just claimed the life of 36-year-old Geoffrey Starks. Starks was killed in an accident Saturday just down the street from where he lived.
Starks passed another vehicle on the curve, jumping onto the wrong side of a two-lane street. He hit a Honda CRV head on. According to the medical examiner, Starks died at the scene. Two people in the CRV were taken to the hospital Their injuries were non-life threatening.
Neighbors say that accidents happen at the curve at least twice per month. Hardly anyone obeys the 35-mph posted speed limit.
Neighbors would like to see speed bumps, signage, and the trees cut back for better visibility. They would also like sidewalks installed to keep pedestrian traffic safer.
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