Series of Car Accidents Plague Gainesville Roadway
GAINESVILLE- With such a heavy amount of foot traffic passing through SW 62nd the city put up pedestrian crossing signs to warn drivers of the potential risk of a collision, but that is slowly proving to not be enough.
Gainesville Police Department, Lt. Will Halvosa says, “We had 122 accidents along this road in 2012 and that’s up considerably from the year before where we had 72. So obviously it’s a pretty glaring statistic that we need to pay attention to.”
Gainesville Police are focising attention on the roadway and officers plan on increasing patrol and enforcing traffic laws.
Students in the neighborhood say they’d like to see more signs in the area and a flashing light to warn drivers of pedestrians.
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