It's tragic for everyone when things like this happen. This is a typical poorly or improperly marked intersection. It has limited visibility of Johnstonville Rd to the westerly direction because of a rise. No "Stop Ahead" signs on Crawford at all, no warnings about limited visibility on Crawford, although Johnstonville has a 35 MPH and a low-placed warning sign that was hanging on one bolt for a while. Low "Stop" sign on Crawford. If you come up Crawford, the view of Johnstonville road is hidden and the low stop sign isn't near enough. Been this way at least ten or fifteen years.
06/30/13 at 06:46 AM
This tragedy shows how important it is to wear seat belts. Nobody knows if it would have changed the outcome, but it is the law. With that being said, Lamar County does need to reassess and update there traffic signs, and signals, and placement of, many are not visible or have C/O 2012 spray painted all over them. I think old fashion police work could find out who is doing that and make them clean all the signs. There are bridges with no guard rails in this County, just curbs.
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