TELL US: How Can Rt. 9 Become Safer For Pedestrians?
In light of a recent fatal accident on Rt. 9, how can the road become safer for pedestrians?
Two pedestrians were struck last week in Marlboro on Rt. 9, an accident that eventually turned fatal for one.
One man, who succumbed to his injuries hours after the accident, and one woman, who is currently in intensive care, were struck by a van in front of the Marlboro Motor Lodge last Thursday night.
Police have not yet released the identities of the victims. The driver was also transported to the hospital, condition unknown.
The Rt. 9 corridor is full of shops and NJ Transit bus stops, and at rush hour is also full of pedestrians crossing to park and ride stops from the bus.
At night, pedestrians wearing dark clothing crossing the road are often difficult to see. Many use the crosswalk, but some cross between cars stopped at red lights to shorten the distance.
Tell us: Can Rt. 9 benefit from pedestrian improvements? Would more lights along the road at crosswalks work? What ideas do you have?