"You're sitting here, looking both ways," Renee Foster said. “The cars are coming so fast."
Foster described what it's like to sit at Castleton Road, waiting to make a left on North Sharon Amity.
Two years ago she was hit doing just that when her car was hit.
"Here I was in such a close incident, with four of my children in the car, and two other children," she said. "It terrifies me."
No one was hurt that day.
One week ago, it was a different story.
Eighteen-year-old Thomas Crain was making the same left turn. He was hit in the driver's side door. The impact was so hard he's still in intensive care.
"This one is devastating, though," Foster said. "This is really devastating."
Charlotte's Department of Transportation has a long list of criteria that must be met before it will put an intersection on its safety review list. One of those criteria is a minimum of 10 crashes.
With 11 over three years, the intersection at Castleton Road does meet that part of the requirement.
But at least 50 percent of those collisions must also involve injury. According to CDOT, only 36 percent of the accidents at the intersection qualify.
"I think they should go see Thomas in the hospital," neighbor Nicole Cantu said, after being shown the criteria.
The DOT said it studied the intersection in detail, but found no consistent pattern to the accidents.
"Without a specific pattern or issue identified, any changes made could actually increase crash incidents. The needs of the community to use this intersection must be balanced against changes that could limit access in and out of this neighborhood," a CDOT spokeswoman said.
CDOT said the intersection will be studied again next year.
Officials said residents can voice their concerns by calling 311 or through the CDOT website.