Concern is raised over dangerous traffic area in Shreveport
One Shreveport resident says it is only a matter of time before someone is killed along Pines Road.
William Lewis tells KSLA News 12 the latest out of four major accidents ended in this backyard. If the crash would have moved another 15 feet, then, Lewis says, the van carrying a family would crashed into his bedroom.
Luckily, Lewis and a few neighbors were at home last Tuesday morning. After the crash they wasted no in helping everyone get out of the mangled vehicle. "We just broke the glass and got the people out of there as fast as we could. We got the kids out. We got the husband and wife out," said Lewis.
So, what is the problem? Why do accidents keep happening along Pines Road?
Lewis claims there are no traffic signals or stop signs along a three mile stretch between I-20 and Jefferson Paige Road. He also says people need to slow down and abide by the posted 40 mph speed limit.
After the most recent accident Lewis has asked the city of Shreveport to put up a traffic light at the top of the hill, along Pines Road. He says this will force people to stop, giving drivers a chance to see what could be pulling out in front of them.