A cube van was one of two vehicles involved in a crash at the intersection of 204 Street and 28 Avenue last week. Resident Virginia Bale says in the five years she’s lived in the area, she’s seen 10 accidents at the corner and is calling on the Township to make it a four way stop or install a flashing light. Jessica Blouin submitted photo

Letter: Crash-prone intersection requires better traffic control measures

Editor: The following is an open letter to the Township of Langley:

I am writing to The Township of Langley as a concerned citizen. I live in the neighbourhood of 204 Street and 28 Avenue. I have serious concerns regarding the intersection.

It is currently a two-way stop. I have lived in this neighbourhood for over five years and have personally seen over 10 accidents. I imagine there could be more that happen when I am not home.

The most serious accident I have seen at this location occurred on May 29. It involved a cube van and a passenger vehicle. It is my understanding that the cube van ran the stop sign and crashed into the other vehicle. I believe the driver of the cube van ended up in the hospital.

I feel that the Township needs to do something to improve the traffic control measures at this location. I see people run the stop sign there all the time – almost every single day, in fact. I believe that if this intersection were a four-way stop or had a flashing amber light installed many of these accidents could be prevented.

I have spoken with several of my neighbours and they have told me that they have been trying for many years to get the Township of Langley to do something about this intersection, to no avail.

It is my expectation that this letter will prompt action from The Township to go and have a look at this intersection and do something about this serious issue.

I look forward to seeing a solution to this problem being implemented in a expedited fashion,

Virginia Bale,

Langley Township

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