Place a stoplight or roundabout at stateline, make this busy area safe!

Place a stoplight or roundabout at stateline, make this busy area safe!

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Geniveve Knudson started this petition to spokane county

On 12/02/19 my mother was involved in accident at "Stateline Malfuction Junction". Her car was totalled as was the other drivers. She had turned left from Wellesley to head towards Walmart on Appleway/Seltice. She failed to see the car involved heading straight because another car was in the lane to turn down Wellesley and obstructed the car from her view. My mother was at fault, which is something she feels terrible for. But I cant help feel for my mom. The front of my moms car was hit at atleast 35mph. All of her airbags deployed. My mother is very petite (just above 5ft) and was basically trapped in a claustrophobia inducing airbag bubble until the emt could pry her door open and cut her seatbelt.

These exact kind of accidents happen every few weeks at this exact intersection. While we were discussing what had happened my mom said "I'm so frustrated, you see this accident all the time, but you dont think itll happen to you". Weve lived in this area for over 2 years and in the stateline area for over 25 years. The road has not always been like this. Before the liquor stores were built there was a split off of seltice that safely lead drivers to Wellesley, meaning less traffic at this particular spot. When they decided to do away with this road there should have been something else in place. 

This issue has already been brought to spokane county's attention. I found in our Nextdoor App that many concerned county members had called and emailed numerous city reps and expressed their concerns and frustrations months ago in August. A handful of accidents had already happened just in that month and the people that have to use this intersection everyday were concerned for their safety.  They wanted to be heard and thought the city was listening. Some people posted that they were told there would be "bandaid plan" in the works but that the real plan is to be in effect within the next 6 years. I drive this road everyday and havent seen a single change, not even a "bandaid". 

Something needs to be done. They cant continue to ignore the traffic, ignore the accidents and ignore the need!

 

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