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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Another Accident Again Near North & Tuttle

     Tonight at approximately 7 pm another motor vehicle accident took place near the intersection of North Ave. & Tuttle Pkwy.
     In 2005 the intersection was identified by the Westfield Police Department, the Town Council's Citizen Traffic Safety Advisory Committee, and Westfield consulting engineer Gordon Meth as a "hot spot" in need of attention to alleviate the number of accidents that have resulted in personal injury and in some circumstances deadly consequences.
Mayor Andy Skibitsky
     In January of this year, Mayor Andy Skibitsky and his fellow town council members hastily passed a resolution supporting the installation and location of the HAWK pedestrian light on Central Ave. at the cul-de-sac'd intersection of Cambridge Rd. believing it would assist pedestrians, primarily schoolchildren, cross Central Ave.
     The intersection of Central & Clover located 113 ft to the North of the location of the HAWK light was also identified as a pedestrian vehicular "hot spot."  Just like in the case of North & Tuttle, Central Ave. & Clover remains an accident "hot spot" and both are County roadways.
     TFoTM asks Mayor Skibitsky:
1.  Why hasn't the Westfield Town Council done anything to address the two "hot spot" locations? 
2.  Why was a pedestrian HAWK light installed at a location where no pedestrians have been struck and injured or killed while the intersection of North & Tuttle has been the scene of numerous pedestrian/vehicle accidents resulting in injury and death?



  1. Can't make assumptions without making an ass out of yourself. Or however you phrase it.

    This has nothing to do with the intersection. This accident involved a moving car vs parked car and a dui

  2. TFoTM will use any accident near this pedestrian/vehicular "hot-spot" to emphasize that local politicians need to do something to make this stretch of North Ave safer. Whether a DUI, a vehicle vs vehicle, or a vehicle vs pedestrian, the intersection of North Ave and Tuttle Pkwy along with the quarter mile of roadway before and after the intersection in either direction has been the scene of accident resulting in personal injury and death.

    Ass or not, the facts are the facts.