Recently, Atlanta had a deadly scooter accident happen in West Lake, but residents are saying there’s more to it than just the scooter. They’ve raised questions about the safety of the intersection where the accident occurred.
According to CBS46, drivers near the West Lake MARTA station are regularly inattentive and cause a lot of accidents. They say the intersection is dangerous for anyone not in a vehicle due to the heavy foot traffic and fading crosswalk lines.
The scooter driver who was killed, Eric Amis Jr., is believed to have pulled out of the station in an unsafe manner. That’s what caused him to get hit by an SUV. But the accident has shown a spotlight on community complaints about accidents happening with pedestrians, cyclists, and other scooter riders around the station.
If a city’s infrastructure isn’t up to par and causes an accident, it is sometimes possible for a city to be held liable. Crosswalk and lights are safety features designed to keep both people in cars and pedestrians safe on the road. Having crosswalk lines that are hard to see near a train station puts the public at risk.
The city has yet to comment on the resident’s complaints, but we hope that they will investigate the issue soon to help prevent further accidents.