Drop Speed Limit, Resident Pleads

An impassioned plea for a speed reduction on Bristol Road was made at the Kirkland Town Board meeting last Monday.

Resident Luke Perry told the board and audience about his wife’s serious car accident coming out of their driveway less than a week earlier.

It was a crash that sent her to the hospital with severe head, back, neck and shoulder injuries, Perry explained to the board and their audience at the June 11 meeting. Luckily, none were life-threatening, as Perry said the car’s airbags likely saved her.

He called the area a “public safety hazard,’’ noting this wasn’t the first crash there. Now, he would like to see a speed reduction to 30 miles per hour in that area, and would like the board to be the agency to request it of the state of New York. He accented his request with photos of the extensive damage and of his wife in her hospital bed, and was joined in the audience with some of his neighbors who lent their own support to the request.

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