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Son Speaking Out After His Mom Was Struck Second Time By A Car at Buck Road Intersection In #NewtownPA

Son Speaking Out After His Mom Was Struck Second Time By A Car at Buck Road Intersection In #NewtownPA | Newtown News of Interest | Scoop.it

A son is speaking out after his mother was struck by a car for the second time in a year at the same intersection in Newtown Township.

 

The latest incident happened this past fall on Buck Road at the Diamond Drive entrance to Crown Pointe, a development of single-family homes and condominiums.

 

Sean Tice tells Patch that his mom was crossing Buck Road at Diamond Drive in the crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

 

According to the incident report provided by Tice, the accident happened at 6:30 a.m. on an autumn morning as the 77-year-old woman was taking a morning walk.

 

The state-owned road has seen an increase in vehicle traffic from the new 60-home Mayfield development under construction at Buck Road and the Newtown Bypass.

 

johnmacknewtown's insight:

 

"Tice said his mother recovered from the accident, but he’d like to see some steps taken to improve pedestrian safety at the intersection so it doesn’t happen again to her or anyone else. He is suggesting extending the amount of time for pedestrians to cross Buck Road, installation of a camera system to catch drivers failing to yield to pedestrians, and increased traffic calming measures."

 

Meanwhile, back on 18 July 2023, Alexandra Tice emailed the Newtown Township Manager askin if it "would it be possible to add a few more seconds to the crossover option during programming of the new hardware? As it was before, the 10 second times to cross a 4-lane highway/intersection were terrible, so increasing the seconds to be at least 1/2 minute would be awesome and safe for everyone!" 

 

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