November 23, 2020

Rehoboth Selectmen Mull Fix for Dangerous Intersection

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The Board of Selectmen plan to make changes to the intersection of Barney Avenue and Fall River Avenue (Route 6), which was the site of a horrific three car crash last month.

“There are some sight issues that need to be corrected,” said selectman Michael Costello on Monday.

Selectman Gerry Schwall proposed moving the utility pole on Route 6.

Schwall said a resident suggested trimming some of the hedges which block views of oncoming traffic.

Selectman Dave Perry believes excessive speed is the reason for the accident.

“We all know the answer is a light,” said Perry, noting motorists drive 55 to 60 miles per hour on Route 6.

One of the vehicles, a Hyundai Santa Fe with Rhode Island plates, rolled over and came to rest between the two other vehicles on its driver’s side. It was occupied by two women as well as a twenty-three-month-old boy.

All three occupants were trapped inside the vehicle and required extrication.

Due to the nature of the injuries of the operator of the Hyundai Santa Fe, the Massachusetts State Police Departments Collision Analysis and Reconstruction Section was called to investigate the crash.

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