According to KXAN, motorists who take 183A in Leander every day will notice several new traffic lights at the intersection of Hero Way.
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) has been monitoring the intersection of Hero Way and 183A for several weeks to determine if a traffic signal is needed. However, during the course of the study, a fatal accident occurred at the intersection.
On January 10, a Dodge pickup truck was traveling westbound on Hero Way when it failed to yield the right-of-way at a stop sign to a Chevrolet pickup that was traveling southbound on the 183A frontage road. The passenger in the Dodge pickup, a 79-year-old woman, died on impact.
When the crash occurred, there were flashing LED lights warning motorists driving along Hero Way that cross traffic does not stop on the 183A frontage roads. After the study was complete, the CTRMA determined the conditions at the intersection allowed for a four-way traffic signal.
“Safety is always our primary concern at the Mobility Authority,” said board member David Singleton of Williamson County. “We are pleased that we will now be able to proceed with the installation of a new traffic signal that will help prevent accidents in the future.”
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We commend the CTRMA for taking these important steps to prevent accidents and save lives, because intersection accidents can be very dangerous and potentially fatal for motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists alike.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an intersection accident, contact the Austin injury attorney at The Law Offices of Aaron Allison. We settle most of our cases out of court, avoiding a stressful trial so you can focus on your physical recovery. We do not accept every client who calls us, only legitimate cases with a strong chance of recovering.
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