Wreck on Wall; neighbors unhappy with intersection

Saturday , June 07, 2014 - 8:43 PM

Wreck on Wall

A vehicle collision shut down southbound traffic on Wall Ave. and 4th Street for about an hour....

OGDEN - An accident on Wall Avenue caused traffic delays Saturday afternoon, but also raised concerns from residents who live along the busy road.

The accident occurred around 3 p.m. on Wall Avenue near 4th Street. A green sedan and white mini-van collided when one was turning onto Wall Ave.

The driver of the green car received minor injuries and the driver of the van was transported with severe head injuries.

Southbound traffic on Wall Avenue was closed at 2nd Street as crews cleaned up the scene.

Sisters Kassandra and Katherine Tutt, who live near the intersection, heard the loud impact of the accident and rushed out to help the occupants of both vehicles and direct traffic away from the scene until first responders arrived.

Kassandra Tutt said there has been a long string of accidents near her home, which has made her concerned for pedestrians and motorists that turn onto Wall Avenue. 

"You can’t see. With all of these trees along the road, it’s just one big blind spot,“ Tutt said. 

Tutt wants to begin a petition to make safety improvements to the road, including a traffic light at 4th Street and more sidewalks.

"I’m scared to death that one day one of my kids are going to get hit,” she said, noting that plenty of children cross Wall Avenue in the morning to get to Heritage Elementary School.

Contact reporter Andreas Rivera at 801-625-4227 or arivera@standard.net. Follow him on Twitter @SE_Andreas.

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