A woman here in Northfield was killed and her husband flown to the Twin Cities with head injuries after they were hit by a pickup while out for their morning walk today.
This intersection, and one just south of it, are the main route for kids traveling to our new Middle School and our High School. During the before and after hours of school, these intersections are a nightmare: traffic backed up for blocks, no stoplights, a 55 mph speed limit in front of the school, many kids on foot or bicycle, tons of buses, teen drivers, etc. It was only a matter of time before someone was killed. Citizens with an ounce of common sense have been begging the school board, the city, and the MN State DOT to do SOMETHING about these intersections. But as usual, we have to sacrifice a human life before any govt entity will recognize a bad plan or design. Someone has to die to get their attention. If I hear ANYONE say "well, who could have predicted this?" like they did for the bridge collapse I'm going to force them to stand, undefended, in the middle of all that traffic on a daily basis. THEN we'll beat them.