Residents urge DOT to make Bay Ridge intersection safer
Residents and workers in Bay Ridge say an intersection in the area has been causing accidents for years.
At the corner of 92nd Street and Gatling Place, onlookers say they have seen 15 to 20 accidents in a span of just two and a half years.
An employee at the Sunoco station on the corner told News 12 that heavy traffic is caused by a very quick green light. He says cars speed through the gas station to cross over and nearly hit the workers.
Many people in the area told News 12 they believe the problem with the intersection is that drivers see a green arrow and miss the red light. They say that drivers are constantly running through the red light.
"Maybe change the green lights or put something over here so that the people behind me would see it much better," said Bay Ridge resident, Klement Miraj. "It's a neighborhood that has a lot of kids and families so it's a big problem at the moment."
Drivers and pedestrians say they hope the Department of Transportation will make signage more clear to avoid confusion and future accidents.
A spokesperson for the city's Department of Transportation told News 12 that signal timing changes were made in the area earlier this month, but no response was given concerning this specific intersection.