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Make M-60 intersection safer

Published 10:14pm Wednesday, September 19, 2012

The Niles community has banded together to lend its support to the family of two little girls, Julianna Brown and Sophia True, killed in an accident Sept. 11 at Leet Road and M-60. Their sister, Penelope True, and their driver and babysitter, Sarah Michael, were also injured.

Caution or traffic signs are desperately needed at Leet Road and M-60.

Those who have driven this area know its dangers. Motorists on M-60 cannot see over the hill at which Leet Road intersects, making it dangerous for those turning from M-60 onto Leet, and also for those crossing over M-60 on Leet.

Furthermore, Leet is the main road to Howard-Ellis School, located in a residential neighborhood.

Leet Road is not a high-traffic road, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t dangerous.

There is no stoplight or even a flashing yellow light at this intersection. There are no signs warning motorists of traffic traveling on M-60 over the hill at speeds upward of 55 miles per hour.

It is understandable law enforcement will have to conduct traffic studies on the area to determine what is needed, but any safety measures are better than none.

One accident is more than enough.

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