LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Don’t wait until someone dies
April 27, 2012 · Updated 3:17 PM
To the editor:
Today, April 26, my husband, our adult daughter, our little dog and I survived a horrendous near miss auto accident at the intersection of Bush Point Road and Mutiny Bay Road.
At around 12:45 p.m., traveling north on Bush Point Road, we encountered a young man driving east on Mutiny Bay Road in a small truck. He was traveling at high speed, apparently never applied the brakes and crossed Bush Point Road at 60 mph or more. As far as we could tell, neither drugs nor alcohol were involved. The visibly shaken young man stopped and admitted fault. Another concerned driver stopped to offer help. But for our daughter’s skillful driving, the incident would have been catastrophic. We and the other driver might well have died there today.
My question is this: How many people have to die at the intersection of Bush Point Road and Mutiny Bay Road before our highway department decides that a four-way stop sign is merited? In the 10 years we have lived in Freeland, this is our second close call at that intersection. In each case, the offending vehicle was traveling east on Mutiny Bay Road and failed to stop.
Lives will be saved by a four-way stop sign. Please, please don’t wait for one more person to die there.