First let me extend my condolencies to the family. This is a terrible accident, and they occur every day.This intersection has a long history of accidents, and people have died here before. When will our Board of Supervisors and/or VDOT realize that they need to be diligent on getting a traffic light there? How many people have to die?
Funny how they realized this was a bad intersection last weekend during the Oyster Festival, with State Police out there and cones in the road so that no one could turn in that street. I guess i's ok to ear mark it for the drunks, but not for the regulars who travel the roads on a daily basis.
My thoughts and prayers are with this young woman's family, and the driver of the truck as well.
And every day people with good intentions blame the intersection. Folks, I travel that intersection every day, sometimes two or three times a day. Theres no need for a traffic light there, visibility is good both ways, nothing obliterates ones views of the north bound lane. A traffic light in my opinion would only create a problme that is just not there. Its easier to run a traffic light than a stop sing, and the stop sign is very, very visible.
Any time a drivers mind wanders from driving they are prone to having an accident. Keeping your focus on what you are doing is the best advice for safe driving.
May God Bless her family.