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Neighbors React to Deadly Accident in Northeast El Paso


POSTED: Sunday, July 11, 2010 - 5:19pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, July 13, 2010 - 2:36pm

The death of a Northeast El Paso woman was an accident waiting to happen. That's what neighbors are saying tonight after the victim was killed at what they describe as a dangerous intersection.

The deadly accident happened on Roanoke and Joe Herrera.

Neighbors say drivers run stop signs there all the time.

Yesterday police said a driver blew through two stop signs including the one at that intersection before she T-boned another SUV.

That accident killed 45-year-old Sharon Lindsey, and neighbors say her death should have never happened.

"People run this stop sign constantly," said neighbor Teresa Garcia. "They need another stop sign here. People speed, they don't pay attention to the stop sign, there's always an accident on this street."

"This street is notorious for accidents and that's the thing," said neighbor Andy Garcia. "People go through here at high rates of speed."

Neighbors we spoke to said if there was a stop sign on Joe Herrera, Sharon Lindsey and her husband would have been stopped when the other car ran through the intersection. And that could have saved her life.

We'll let you know if the city puts up the stop signs.

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do you think this city care???? Think again. Yes it is very unfortunate for the death of this lady. Now why can a group of you (who live around this area) get together and go down to City Hall and demand to be heard.

I totally agree that they should put up a stop sign on lomita. I drive through there everyday to get to my house with my 2 month old daughter. I always pray that nothing serious will happen there. My prayers are with the Lindsey family. I just wish the city would do something to prevent accidents like this in these dangerous intersections.

This is one of those rare occasions where the city representative for that area can use his discretionary funds to practice public health prevention and safety where it is obvious that signage and appropriate speed bumps or traffic circles need to be established as they are on the westside and eastside of town. One death is enough. Do the right thing and prevent another senseless tradegy for both families involved. Sharon Lindsey was an awesome wife, mother, sister, aunt, and fellow co-worker!

Exactly! There are constant accidents up and down Joe Herrera every week! People just do not pay attention to the stop signs. About a month ago a driver ran a stop sign on Vicksburg street which is one block east of Roanoke St intersecting Joe Herrera and just last week there was another fender bender at Raleigh St. which is one block west of Roanoke and also intersects with Joe Herrera.

It's unfortunate and a tragedy. This could have been prevented. I called the city about the intersection of Lomita and Highland in the LV and they said there has to be a minimum of 3 accidents at that intersection before a sign can be put up but every other street on that side has one. There's an elementary school a few blocks away and kids get picked up at that intersection. People park their cars and it makes it hard to see if there's oncoming traffic. How many have to die before its done?

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