I am originally from the Point Pleasant area and my heart hurts and I cry to read in the Point Pleasant Register of yet another fatality on Route 35 due, apparently, to someone being negligent or only thinking of themselves.
Are they just plain in a hurry of just plain don’t care about any one else? I live in a rural area in Michigan now and about 175-200 yards from my home is a crossroad. Stop signs going north to south, east to west has the right of way. I can stand on my front porch and count the cars that run the stop signs. Every year we have at least one or two bad accidents.
The past couple of years has brought three fatalities practically into my front yard. These not being the only fatalities in the 42 years that I have lived in this house. The sad part about this intersection is that most of these people that blow right through the stop sign are local people who know those stop signs are there. Still, nothing is done where I think this is really a problem. The same story every time is that, “It’s under investigation.”
Point Pleasant is always in my thoughts and prayers and the ties I still have there.
Bonnie Aten Ketchum