At 8:30pm on Saturday, March 21, 2020, Police Officer Kaia Grant, aged 33, of the Springdale Police Department, Ohio, was run down by an armed and allegedly suicidal driver.
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 6 a.m. on Wednesday, March 26, 2014, a Hyundai Sonata ran off Ridge Road, in Springfield Township, Ohio, at a speed later estimated to be 92-97mph, and then struck a tree, tearing the car in half.