Road design not cause of tragic death
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 - 12:23 pm

I haven’t seen a cheaper or more gratuitous shot taken at the victims of a terrible tragedy to match the recent letter by Mr. Dwayne Martin, printed (May 16-24) in this publication.

A 74-year-old woman, for unknown reasons, drifted into the oncoming lane on a clear, open, dry section of road and was tragically killed in the ensuing head-on collision with another vehicle.

These types of events happen on all sorts of roads, including interstate highways, every day in this state and across the country.

Mr. Martin should be ashamed for using this tragedy to underscore and justify his opinions regarding highway infrastructure issues.

This could have happened on any road, at any time, in any place and we may never know the real cause. It certainly seems like a terrific leap for Mr. Martin to conclude or assume that this was somehow caused by road design or conditions.