Fall River/Massachusetts – “How many more avoidable accidents and injuries have to occur before something is done?
I have lived in this city for my entire life and spent a whole lot of time commuting as a pedestrian. This city is an unforgiving wasteland for anyone outside of a motor vehicle, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
I have seen countless accidents due to inattention and poor street design, and it’s deeply disturbing. Just this week I saw an accident on Rhode Island Ave. where an SUV got t-boned because the turn lane is not wide enough for a vehicle to comfortably fit without having to worry about getting hit.
The amount of money we pay Police Officers and EMS workers to stand there and collect information/ perform cleanups on these avoidable accident scenes, we can be putting towards renewing the traffic engineering.
We sure give enough to the city and state, I say it’s time we get what we’ve paid for.”