I took time to stop and ask the responding officer if he knew how many accidents had happened there. He smiled knowingly and responded, “Lots, but no one has been killed.” I asked if his department was doing anything about it; he told me they were not the proper agency for such an inquiry.
In my years as the senior executive at our company, I learned from experience, as well as from advice of numerous safety consultants, that when you see repeated small accidents, particularly from the same source, you may be assured that a big accident is almost certain to follow. This intersection is exactly such a situation.
The speed of vehicles coming down grade on the parkway and the necessity of a “swivel neck” for the Henry Road driver to see the oncoming traffic are a recipe for disaster. It doesn’t take a space scientist to see both a short- and long-term solution to the problem. Anyone who uses this intersection, or has family or friends who use this intersection, needs to be demanding from our city leaders and city manager a solution to this untenable risk before someone is killed.