7:30 a.m., July 3)
accident on Viseneau in less than 6 weeks sends man to
By Fred Sherwin
unidentified male was sent to hospital late Saturday night
with undisclosed injuries and another arrested after a
moving vehicle collided with a parked car on Viseneau
Drive in the exact same spot where a young women was seriously
injured just five weeks ago.
to residenrt Pat Teolis, who wias on the scene shortly
after both accidents, the vehicle lost control on a curve
in the road that has been the scene of several accidents
over the years. While excessive speed is suspected it
is not known whether or not the dirver was impaired in
car sits seriously damaged in the middle of Viseneau
Drive after colliding with a parked car late Saturday
night. Pat Teolis/Photo
the accident that took place on May 29 and left an 18-year-old
victim with severe head injuries, the operator of the
vehile was charged with impaired driving causing bodily
last night's accident, the driver hit a parked car leaving
both v ehicles with over $1,000 in damages.
accident is just another in a long list of accidents that
have residents on Viseneau Drive wondering how many more
like it will occur before the city finally installs adequate
traffic calming measures to protect their lives and property.
has been at the forefront of efforts to get the city to
instal speed bumps on the street for the past three years.
The city finally relented in January, but the speed bumps
aren't expected to be put in place until later this summer,
and even then they will be gradual speed humps with flat
tops rather then the more aggressive speed humps that
have been installed on Frank Bender and Page Roads in
the same neighbourhood.
Viseneau residents are concerned for the safety of all
drivers and pedestrians who use this road. Certainly if
gradual speed humps are justified for the neighboring
roads of Frank Bender and Page, where they had no accidents
prior to the installation of speed humps, the same speed
humps should be installed on Viseneau where there is a
history of vehicles losing control and injuries occuring,"
says Teolis, who represents the Chateauneuf Community
questions that remain are when will the speed humps will
be installed and whether the type chosen will be an effective
deterrent to severly reduced the number of sccidents on
the residential street.
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