Four Hurt in Accident Near School

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - State troopers say a three-car wreck left
four people injured at an intersection near a new school site near
Athens where education officials have been trying to get a traffic
light approved.

The Friday pileup happened around 8:35 a.m.

The News-Courier reported that Limestone County Schools
Superintendent Barry Carroll has been trying to get the Alabama
Department of Transportation to put in a light at the intersection
of at U.S. 72 and Hardy Road.

ALDOT director Joe McInnes initially rejected Carroll's request.
But after a fatal wreck at the intersection, McInnes told Caroll he
would reconsider.

The traffic count on 72 doesn't meet federal guidelines for a
stop light, but ALDOT is allowed to make exceptions.


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  • by concerned viewer Location: Daleville, Al. on Nov 22, 2009 at 05:25 PM
    why is it that something tragic has to happen to get peoples attention? it took several deaths at an intersection in ozark,al. before they finally put up a traffic light. several lives that possibly would not have happened if there had been a traffic light. it's about time that traffic lights be put at every intersection where there is daily heavy traffic. SAVE LIVES NOT A DOLLAR!
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