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DOT looking into East Rochester intersection

Updated: 04/18/2014 8:53 PM
Created: 04/18/2014 8:18 PM WHEC.com
By: Rachel Spotts

A young girl sprung to action after a car nearly went through a home in East Rochester. The girl started a petition to get a stop sign at Washington Street and West Avenue, but there's still no progress.

So what's the hold up? News10NBC took that question to the Department of Transportation.

The family tells us it's just a matter of time until another crash happens and someone is either killed or seriously injuring. On Friday, we found out the Department of Transportation is now looking at the intersection. Possible solutions are a stop sign or flashing lights, but that could take a while.

Angel Delmadoros says, "We hear bang, look out the window, and my boyfriend Ben says look, yet another one."

Angel Delmadoros and her kids have seen two car crashes outside their home at Washington Street and West Avenue in less than two weeks. most recently yesterday morning.

 Delmadoros says, "This is constant worry.... Having the kids... This is where my kids play. Having the kids play in the yard, it's very scary. It is very scary."

As we first told you, Angel's twelve-year-old daughter Summer sprang into action. She's petitioning the state to make a change.

"Just to put a stop sign or flashing lights or something to try to slow the traffic down," Summer says.

Friday, we learned the Department of Transportation is preparing to review the intersection to consider ways to make it safer.

DOT spokeswoman Lori Maher tells News10NBC "You might see some DOT cars out there monitoring, observing, driving through at different parts of the day. We do a lot of field work analysis."

But all that could take months and the family says that's not good enough. They want a solution now before another crash happens and someone possibly dies.

 Delmadoros says, "Months is a long time for something to happen, and I just would really hate to see somebody get killed."

The DOT says it'd be too risky to jump into anything prematurely. and even though they acknowledge the intersection could be dangerous. They say a thorough review has to happen first.





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