Neighbors demand changes to hazardous road
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, KY- A local community wants something done to make a dangerous stretch of road safer. A crash there on Wednesday left a toddler dead and her mother in recovery.
The wreck happened on U.S. 60 in the Rosebud area of Crittenden County around 3:10 p.m. Wednesday.
Most communities have a road known for causing accidents. In Crittenden County, 46-year-old Jefferey Haire lives in his childhood home off of U.S. 60. He said he’s seen multiple crashes along that stretch.
“Cars, trucks, it doesn’t matter. Young person driving, old person driving, middle-aged person driving, it’s an equal opportunity curve,” Haire said.
Jefferey said he was anxious when he first started driving on that road, because of all the crashes he saw.
“I know that as I was 16 or 17 — first driving — that curve was always unnerving,” Haire said.
Volunteer Fire Fighter Tommy Chandler often responds to crashes on that road.
“You don’t get exhausted, but you often wonder why people don’t slow down. It’s often a problem between slick roads after a little bit of rain,” Chandler said.
Flashing signs caution drivers about sharp curves, and non-skid blacktop increases traction to prevent hydroplaning. Jefferey is still concerned, but ultimately hopes drivers are more careful on the roads.
“Slow down. Just slow down. Those curves are not the time to make up any lost time,” Haire said.
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