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New traffic aids at site of deadly crash

The loss of a child is devastating to the families of the deceased. Imagine the devastation suffered by a Mississippi family that lost two children in a devastating car accident. New safety precautions have been installed at the sight of that fatal car accident.

The two siblings were attempting to cross 67 on Big John Road. Both children were students a D'lberville High School. The State Department of Transportation has brightly painted lines of poles to direct traffic. This directional crossover prevents cars from turning left or going straight. Vehicles are only permitted to turn right onto the highway. It is hoped that the new measures will ensure that there are fewer contacts between cars and less traffic accidents.

At the time of the fatal accident, the Mississippi Department of Transportation was conducting traffic studies of the intersection. It was noted that there was an increase in usage and overall growth of that corner. Since the accident, many in the community have pushed for a traffic light at the intersection. The state Senate has added $500,000 for the purpose of adding a traffic light. The bill must now pass the Mississippi House before a traffic light can officially be added.

The traffic precautions that have been put in place at this intersection will hopefully prevent the creation of new accident victims. Individuals who have already suffered at the hands of a negligent driver, it may be the right time to seek legal counsel. An attorney can determine all legal options. An attorney can also work toward getting compensation for medical bills and lost wages that resulted from the car accident.

Source: Sun Herald, "MDOT installs traffic controls at site of deadly D'lberville crash," Regina Zilbermints, March 18, 2015

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