5/18/2011This week a 19-year-old woman lost her life in a car accident at the intersection of Peartree Road and Pittschapel Road in Elizabeth City, North Carolina. The young woman lost her life after she pulled off of Pittschapel and on to Peartree Road without seeing an oncoming vehicle, which hit the broad side of her car.
Unfortunately, the story is a familiar one for anyone living near the intersection – and anyone living in Pasquotank County. Gable’s accident was far from the first crash to occur at the intersection and the third fatalities in just the last several years. In fact, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 23 separate accidents have taken place at that very location between 2004 and 2009 alone. Many of the residents of nearby streets say that they can hear the accidents from their homes, while some personally have loved ones that have been hit on the street.
What’s to be done about the dangerous intersection, which only sports a stop sign? After the last fatal crash, in 2009, the North Carolina Department of Transportation added flashing lights to the stop sign to warn drivers on Pittschapel of approaching cars. But many say that it’s not enough. In fact the fatal car accident this week may prove as much.
Have you been seriously injured in a car accident in Elizabeth City, or somewhere else in North Carolina? Speak with a car accident injury attorney today.
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