Another fatality on southern Maryland roads

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
I don't think there is really anything specifically wrong with the intersection, just the people that use it.

I have seen many wrecks there.
:howdy:

Years ago, I was leaving Auntie B's house and waited at the red light so I could turn left from Hermanville to go NB on 235. Light turned green and I started to make my turn, only to have the LEO coming towards me "whoop" his siren at me. I stopped immediately, unknowingly, didn't realize that both traffic ways had a green light. Had he not done so, there probably would have been a collision.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
I don't think there is really anything specifically wrong with the intersection, just the people that use it.

I have seen many wrecks there.
Exactly. I bet I've gone safely through that intersection a million times from every direction you can take it - if there's an accident there someone was completely ignoring the signals and their driving. Pinned between the pole and the truck. JFC.
 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
:howdy:

Years ago, I was leaving Auntie B's house and waited at the red light so I could turn left from Hermanville to go NB on 235. Light turned green and I started to make my turn, only to have the LEO coming towards me "whoop" his siren at me. I stopped immediately, unknowingly, didn't realize that both traffic ways had a green light. Had he not done so, there probably would have been a collision.
So everyone had the green light?
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
:howdy:

Years ago, I was leaving Auntie B's house and waited at the red light so I could turn left from Hermanville to go NB on 235. Light turned green and I started to make my turn, only to have the LEO coming towards me "whoop" his siren at me. I stopped immediately, unknowingly, didn't realize that both traffic ways had a green light. Had he not done so, there probably would have been a collision.
I've seen that happen a lot - it's a really big intersection to watch, especially if you don't go through it that often.
 

SailorGirl

Well-Known Member
Yea, I knew the gentleman too :(
On the motorcycle? I'm sorry @PeoplesElbow that was a stupid question. It's so easy to make a mistake there - there's so many different ways to go there - you really have to be alert for that one. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend - even the picture of the bike and the truck broke my heart.
 

SailorGirl

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No. I was coming off Hermanville and the oncoming traffic from Forrest Park/Gate 3 (?) also did. North and South 235 did not.
That's a wide intersection too - people going straight, left, and right and those that change their minds. I wonder if the county's ever looked at and tried to make it safer based on the amount of accidents. That is the one place in the county that I really hesitate before I hit the gas and take off from the light.
 

PeoplesElbow

Well-Known Member
No. I was coming off Hermanville and the oncoming traffic from Forrest Park/Gate 3 (?) also did. North and South 235 did not.
Ah ok, ive seen traffic coming from the north turn across traffic not thinking that they did not have an arrow and failed to yield the right away to the traffic traveling straight. Ive seen three wrecks happen for failure to yield over the years right there.

As much as I dislike putting them everywhere a traffic circle could probably help a lot there.

I knew the owner of that first house on forrest park road, he told me he always ended up with crashed cars in his yard.
 

RoseRed

American Beauty
PREMO Member
Ah ok, ive seen traffic coming from the north turn across traffic not thinking that they did not have an arrow and failed to yield the right away to the traffic traveling straight. Ive seen three wrecks happen for failure to yield over the years right there.

As much as I dislike putting them everywhere a traffic circle could probably help a lot there.

I knew the owner of that first house on forrest park road, he told me he always ended up with crashed cars in his yard.
This was probably 10 or so years ago.

Perhaps some signs would help. Or a circle. I'm not sure why some people have such problems with them.
 
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