WASHINGTON CITY – A two-vehicle accident occurred on 3050 East in Washington on Friday, adding to the number of accidents in an area close to what has been described as a “broken intersection.”
The Telegraph Road-Green Spring Drive-3050 East intersection in Washington has seen its fair share of accidents. Some of the more serious ones get picked up by the media, while many others are fortunately minor by comparison, resulting in minor injuries or none at all.
The accident on Friday occurred around 3:15 p.m. when a passenger car was exiting the Petco parking lot onto 3050 East and apparently impacted the front passenger-side of a pickup travelling toward the intersection.
Police responded to the scene soon after and dealt with traffic while the incident was investigated and eventually cleared. No injuries were reported in connection with the crash.
During the 2013 Dixie Transportation Expo, Michael Shaw, public works director for Washington, described the intersection and the area around it as heavily congested and accident prone, especially during peak hours of traffic.
“A good example is Black Friday,” he said. “We had 20 cars backed up onto the interstate trying to get off. This intersection is broken.”
The city is working on finding ways to improve the intersection for all concerned. However, those improvements may run around $6 million, Shaw said.
He also indicated that part of the problem involving the intersection were the many “feeders” from various business parking lots that added to the congestion and occasional accident.
When the improvement project is finally given the green light, issues of right-of-way may also become an issue as the city strives to fix the intersection.
Until then, drivers passing through the area are encouraged to drive safely and not give into distracted or impaired driving.
Previous accidents in the area
- Jaywalker gets hit by SUV exiting Petco parking lot
- Accidents at St. George Boulevard, 3050 East result in medical transport