Four car accidents in a three month span along Route 9 by Susan Lane in Cortlandt, NY have residents calling for an investigation. Two of the crashes resulted in fatalities, including the death of a Canadian truck driver last week. Residents of the neighborhood had already started circulating a petition to install a traffic light prior to the latest accident.
The road in this quarter mile stretch is reportedly very narrow with limited sight distance. In addition, it is one of only a minimal number of entrances to the small community, which makes it a must use for Cortlandt residents.
The New York State Department of Transportation is investigating whether the installation of a traffic light is appropriate.
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Residents raise traffic safety concerns in Cortlandt along Route 9 near Putnam border, Journal News, Robert Marchand, November 22, 2009.