Push for safer intersection motivated by crashes

COLUMBUS (WCMH)– Residents of Cumberland Ridge said it has been asking for a traffic light for more than 15 years.

The City of Columbus said the intersection of N. Cassady Ave and Hudson Street do not meet the federal and state requirements for one.

S. Yolanda Robinson said the morning she woke up to an accident scene is why she got involved.

“I heard a scream, and then when I looked outside my window a lady was laying in my yard and the car ran into a tree,” said Robinson.

People who live along N. Cassady Avenue are tired of waking up to scenes that leaves taxi on a brick walls or this ones that stopped traffic. They say this road isn’t safe.

“After dark it’s extremely hard to see people,” said resident Earl Burns.

Another resident Elanora Brown said, “We need sidewalks. We need a traffic light.”

The Cumberland Ridge Civic Association said it’s been pushing for change for years, but the change they want is not happening.

“We’re still telling them that they need a traffic light out here,” said Robinson. “The statistics do not match the reality.”

Residents said every fatal accident is a reminder of the reality they are living.

“It’s not the first, and from just our experience, we know it’s not going to be the last,” said the Vice President of the Cumberland Ridge Civic Association David Featherston.

Members of the community said they will continue to voice their concerns to city council in January.

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