Ogden residents call for change at deadly intersection

Updated: 08/12/2014 12:20 AM
Created: 08/11/2014 11:31 PM WHEC.com

Ogden residents are calling for change after a third crash in a three-week span took place at the intersection of Union Street and Stony Point Road on Sunday.

"I stay in the backyard, but you hear the sound. You hear the brakes. You hear the collision," says Ogden resident Sheldon Biren.

Two weeks ago, Biren heard a crash in the same intersection.

"I thought with time I would get over it...then you hear another one. There wasn't anybody screaming or crying, but the little girl's voice is going to stick with you for a long time," Biren says of that accident.

That crash last Monday killed a 27-year-old Chicago woman when her car collided with a dump truck. Biren says he ran to help when he heard a child's cries. A 5-year-old was rescued from that crash.

Biren and his neighbors say this is a dangerous intersection and they're fed up with the crashes.

Suzanne Litolff, who grew up in Ogden and has raised her children there, also runs to help when she hears the sound of skidding tires and colliding metal. She says in this neighborhood, stop signs aren't enough anymore.

"It doesn't make sense. They need something to grab their attention to make them slow down or stop," Litolff says.

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