Castleton and North Sharon Amity roads intersection
By Andrew Doud
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
Neighbors in one southeast Charlotte neighborhood are once again pushing the city to install a stop light at an intersection they say is dangerous.
Last week, a motorcyclist was killed at the intersection of Castleton and North Sharon Amity roads.
Lucy Crain has been an outspoken proponent of adding a traffic light to the intersection since her 18-year-old son, Thomas, was T-boned trying to make a left turn in the same spot last year. His injuries were so severe that he was in a coma and hospitalized for four months.
After her son's crash, Crain petitioned the City Council and the Charlotte Department of Transportation to install a light, but a review by CDOT said the intersection did not have the traffic volume or crash history to justify a stop light.
"I don't think it gets to be a more serious injury than that, and if we didn't have enough serious injuries before, maybe now they will give us the traffic signal that we need there to prevent further serious injuries," Crain said.
Crain started another petition online last week, once again asking the city to review the intersection and consider a traffic light.
CDOT officials said they will review the police report from last week's crash, but they said it's too soon to say if any changes will be made to the intersection.
To view the petition for a traffic light, click here.