Locals are demanding a response after another serious two-car accident in Rockford, Illinois. This intersection experiences frequent accidents, some fatal.

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It is no secret, Rockford has a few dangerous intersections. The most recent list of the most dangerous crossroads in screw city was released in 2010 and included...

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... East State Street & Perryville Road as the #1 most dangerous.

MORE DANGEROUS INTERSECTIONS IN ROCKFORD, Cont.

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  • E. State and Alpine Road
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  • East State Street & Mulford Road

 

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  • South Main Street & Meridian Road

You can the rest of that list here but considering a dangerous intersection is missing from the list means it may be outdated.

"How many people have to die?..."

Neighbors in the area are hoping for a response from officials in regards to making an intersection on the far west side.

How many people have to die before the city/county does something about the intersection at Springfield and Montague?

That was just one of the comments from a concerned resident on NextDoor. He continued...

We live a quarter mile from there and there have been COUNTLESS horrific accidents there just in the 18 months we have lived here ... just last night ANOTHER!!

Any guesses as to which intersection he's referring to? Here's a view you might recognize.

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Here's another view of it from Google Maps.

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It's S. Springfield Ave. and Montague Road and it is no stranger to serious and fatal accidents.

POSSIBLE SOLUTION

It isn't surprising to know there are often accidents involving a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed vs a slow or stationary vehicle.

The solution might seem crazy but I'm not alone on this, someone else on NextDoor app had the same idea. Maybe Rockford needs another one of these...

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Yes, a roundabout. Sure, they're not accident-free, even though they are easy to comprehend. One this is for sure, it'll slow down vehicles approaching the intersection.

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