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Fatal Accidents on Georgetown Road Cause Concerns

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GEORGETOWN, Del. - An alarmingly large number of fatal car accidents on a curved road in Georgetown is causing big concerns for residents.

Some residents in the area say many people speed through the turn on Sand Hill Road just north of Rudd Road. Last Thursday, a fatal car accident left a 21-year-old man dead.

Some residents said they have had enough. Meredith Lecates and her 8-year-old son live right off Sand Hill Road, and she said she feels unsafe.

 "Something needs to be done to help people realize that there are kids out here who play and they need to pay a lot more attention," she explained," says Lecates.

David Coar also lives in the area and says he's been seeing fatal accidents there since the early 1980's.

"The worst one I think was a car was headed north, the first turn, went off the shoulder," he said. "She lost control of the car and she struck a pole and was ejected through the windshield," says Coar.

Some residents said over the years the Delaware Department of Transportation has done things to try and fix the curvy road, but fatal accidents are still occurring.  According to a DelDOT representative, after every fatal accident they send people to investigate the scene to see if anything needs to be done. As of now, DelDOT says nothing has been decided about the fate of Sand Hill Road.

Lecates said she thinks getting people to slow down is a big part of a possible solution.

"The speed limit has to be enforced somehow," Lecates said. "It's just too much I mean people just don't pay attention to signs anymore."

"I think we need to try to do something," Coar agreed. "I just don't know exactly what the answer is."

So for now, there is no end in sight for residents' concerns.

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