Intersection has 69 crashes in 10 years - WNEM TV 5

Intersection has 69 crashes in 10 years

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In 2000, Bruce Stiers lost his son Ben and wife Susan.

"I came to on my hands and knees. I was in the middle of the road on my hands and knees," Bruce Stiers said. "I turned around and looked and saw the carnage behind me."

The crash was at the intersection of Saginaw and Wilson roads near Clio.

"You never really get over it you get through it," Bruce Stiers said.

Bruce Stiers said the intersection is dangerous.

Just last week a crash took out the family's memorial, now they want to see changes made here. Bruce Stiers said the flashing lights and stop signs are not enough.

Bruce Stiers's daughter Carley Stiers is eager to see changes as well. She was one of the survivors of the accident.

"I broke both of my legs. Had internal and external fixators on both legs and I had a rod go through my shoulders," Carley Stiers said.

The Genesee County Road Commission said they will conduct a study at that intersection. Why? They've been crunching the numbers. The intersection has had 69 collisions in the last 10 years.

"I think we need to take a look and see okay first of all what can be done in terms of advisory signals that would alert the public to you know any type of increased risk associated with that intersection," said Road Commission Director John Daly.

Daly said Saginaw Road, also known as Dort Highway is MDOT's while Wilson Road is under county control. He plans on working with MDOT to see what if any changes need to be made to the intersection.

"We're going to have to look at it from our perspective and then we'll have to get information from the Michigan Department of Transportation and integrate that with ours so we can see what we want to do," Daly said.

Bruce Stiers said he would like to see a stoplight here. He's hopeful something is done to prevent any further loss of life at this intersection.

"I think it would be absolutely fantastic," Bruce Stiers said.

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