Residents demand action at dangerous intersection: ‘Enough is enough'

By: George Marshalek

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PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Residents living at the line between Cobb and Paulding counties say a dangerous intersection has turned deadly, and they want something done about it. 

Phyllis Davis told Channel 2’s Berndt Petersen that the last few days have been really hard.

"I'm dealing with this the best I can. I know they're not my kids. But I do have a 23-year-old daughter. I have a 28-year-old daughter. I wouldn't want that to be one of my kids,” Davis said.

"This is how they ended up. All the way down here,” neighbor Nora Lewis said.


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She lives a few doors down, at the corner of Burnt Hickory Road and Brownsville Extension, the scene of three T-bone accidents.  

"Friday night, yesterday, and today.  And that's every month. There's two or three here every month,” Lewis said. 

One person died, and others were hurt. Residents say enough is enough. They want this two-way stop converted to a four-way, or perhaps a roundabout.  

Paulding County Transportation Director Scott Greene told Petersen that 6,000 vehicles come through the intersection every day.

He says the previous record for accidents at this corner was 10 in one year.

But on the heels of what happened in the last seven days, he has reached out to his counterpart in Cobb County to work on a joint solution.

"I'm glad to hear they're talking about it. The next thing I'd like to see that would encourage me and everybody here is if they do something about it. This has gone on too long,” Davis said. 

Paulding’s transportation chief says Friday night’s accident was the first-ever fatal accident at the corner, but residents insist there have been others.  

Channel 2 has asked for Georgia State Patrol for the records.

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