Monday, August 6, 2012
Intersection in Lower Greenville in Dallas may be jinxed
Residents say it's been the site of multiple accidents.
A two-car collision at the intersection of Palo Pinto and Matilda early Sunday afternoon has neighbors wondering: Is the intersection jinxed?
Barking Dogs has photographed the results of two accidents at the intersection, both of which happened under similar conditions -- Sunday lunchtime, beautiful weather, and claims that the driver going east on Palo Pinto never saw the stop sign on the corner. Neighbors tell BD other accidents have occurred here, but those records are not online.
The accident on Sunday resulted in minor injuries to the driver coming off Palo Pinto, identified as an SMU student. There were no injuries reported in the June accident.
Three vehicles were involved in the June incident -- two that collided in the intersection, and a third parked in the driveway of the second house from the corner on the 5800 block of Palo Pinto, which was slightly damaged when one of the other cars was pushed across the lawn of the corner property into a fence.
There is a stop sign on the southwest corner of the intersection. But no matter where you stand (or drive) on Palo Pinto, it's not obstructed by trees (especially a new tree on the parkway), or any vehicles.
After today's accident, BD sent photos from both incidents to DPD and the city's Public Works and Transportation department, asking for a review of the intersection.
Sunday's accident involved an SMU student and a local resident. The complete set of photos are online at this link.
Nearly six years ago, a series of accidents at the four-way stop sign intersection of Belmont and Matilda forced the installation of a red signal light over the middle of the intersection. The most damaging accident sent a car through the wall of a corner property in the Avalon development.
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