FLAT CREEK, Ala. (WDHN)—The Geneva County Commission is discussing two dangerous intersections that have been the location of too many deadly automobile accidents.
Ella Gilmore’s daughter and son-in-law live in a house at the intersection of state highways 52 and 153 west of
Samson in the “Flat Creek” community.
Last month, two Hoover, Alabama teenage girls were killed in a wreck at that intersection. Gilmore says it’s the
“latest” tragedy in a long history of violent wrecks which have led to “death” and “crippling injuries”.
GPS often sends drivers through the intersection to Florida’s beaches. It’s currently a two-way stop on
153, but recently the state removed a “flashing” warning signal.
Nearby resident Ella Gilmore says “you have to stop, don’t turn as I told him to watch what you’re doing because they will get you. They don’t care it’s just go. They are just trying to get to that beach before they believe it’ll dry up.”
Geneva County Engineer, Justin Barfield, says the dangerous intersection involves two state roads. He’s been
in contact with the Alabama Department of Transportation.
“Bottom line the driver has to be aware if they’re driving and be aware that somebody will not always stop,” according to Barfield.
Mike Gurspan says “and here at the intersection of State Hwy. 103 and Geneva County Road 4. According to local officials, they say it’s an extremely dangerous intersection and something needs to be done about it.”
Geneva County District 1 Commissioner Weston Spivey says “these are county intersections we want to make safe, and these are intersections we want our residents to travel safely. We do not want deadly accidents in
Geneva County. We do not want deadly accidents in Geneva County.”