ANOTHER WRECK TONIGHT AT BETHEL CHURCH RD & HWY 212 W

May 1, 2015

BOC HAS DONE LITTLE TO MAKE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AT BETHEL CHURCH RD. & HWY 212 W

 The BOC has been too busy worrying about bringing in waste from all over the State to our landfill and backing bonds for an out of town business owner to worry about a dangerous intersection that their own citizens use.

Tonight at approximately 5:20PM there was a 2 vehicle accident at the same intersection where numerous other wrecks have occurred over the past 2 years.   There were 3 Sheriff cars, 2 Georgia State troopers, and 2 county ambulances that responded to the accident.

Based on a source at the wreck scene, no one was injured and the 2 ambulances did not have to take a journey to the hospital.

Here is a picture of the wreck after it had been moved out of the intersection and approximately one hour after the accident happened:

5/1/15 Wreck at Hwy 212 W & Bethel Church Rd.

5/1/15 Wreck at Hwy 212 W & Bethel Church Rd.

Here is a picture of the only safety improvement the BOC has made at this intersection. The State has installed 45mph signs on Hwy 212 before you get to Bethel Church Rd.

Cross Traffic 5.1.15

We continue to warn citizens that travel through this intersection, BE CAREFUL!! Do not expect anyone to stop or even slow down. You must protect yourself!

 TWG

 

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4 Responses to ANOTHER WRECK TONIGHT AT BETHEL CHURCH RD & HWY 212 W

  1. Scrap Recovery says:

    If U look there several places just as bad, I myself have almost hit 3 idiots who could not wait a few min for me to pass, they Jump right out in front of me, I do how ever take my foot off the gas as i know everone is in a BIG hurry to get dead! I am thinking of Putting a Cow Catcher on front of my truck so I can push the idiots out of the way! Its not all the Good Old boys fault, it’s them Idiot drivers In a big hurry and can’t wait a few sec/min till a car passes them, they Jump in front of them and think others will stop, An they dont, some more going to get Killed there and in other places just as bad! My truck is big enough i can hit some one an all i feel is 2 bumps as my tires roll over them!!!

    • taxdogs says:

      You are so right! I was driving on 212 last week. It had been raining so the road was slick. A fool on a motorcycle passed me on the center line with another car coming the other way. All 3 of us were right there together as he went in between us. He weaved in and out of traffic either trying to kill himself or cause a wreck.

  2. Gayle says:

    Not sure why people can not stop at the stop sign. Why , what do these people say about why they do not stop. Not like it is the only 2 way stop sign in the world.

    Gayle Gray

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    • taxdogs says:

      It is puzzling, but that intersection is not marked well. In addition, when someone is coming from the west toward Monticello, if they top that hill right when someone pulls out there is going to be a wreck. This is why there needs to be flashing lights or something else to warn people. The intersection needs lines in the road to show people where to stop and several lines so they know to stop. The stop ahead sign is a significant distance back from the intersection. Of course, no one is slowing down to 45mph at the intersection either. Until other safety measures are put in place, this will continue. That is the 3rd wreck this year, and at least 15 since 1/1/2013.

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