The headline of this piece immediately begs a question: How can a recently-built ‘modern roundabout’ be unsafe? Their specific purpose is the exact opposite — to increase safety and also facilitate a good traffic flow, but both of these tasks require that roundabouts are well designed for the specific location. So what’s going so badly wrong?
Around 8:10pm on December 13, 2019, Harold Fitch, 73, was killed when he drove his Chevy Silverado pick-up truck underneath the side of a semi-trailer that was being backed into a private driveway on the 5500 block of Dayton Springfield Road, Springfield, OH, according to a press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
A few days ago, as a retired traffic patrol police officer who has investigated many serious and fatal crashes, I decided to take a closer look at the scene of the tragic limousine crash at Schoharie, NY.