Busy Road Concerns
Drivers on busy Airport Road are calling on transportation officials to take a closer look at serious accidents. A lack of sidewalks and street lights have business owners agreeing something needs to be done.
Just days ago, two children were hospitalized with serious injuries when they were hit reportedly crossing the street with their mother's boyfriend near Walmart.
But there have been other accidents. June 2012, 32-year-old Marlon Cleghorn was riding his bike and was struck by a car. Police said he was doing everything right, including wearing a helmet.
December 2012, ago a man was hit by a pick-up truck and died on impact on Airport Road outside Bojangles. Investigators said there was poor lighting on the road as a contributing factor.
Many drivers see the need for review.
There are also many entrances to the road from businesses that do not have traffic signals. There are also stretches of the road that have little or no lighting.