State Road 68 at Blueberry Hill needs turn lane, light
On Wednesday, around noon on Sept. 26, I was stopped on State Road 68 waiting to turn left onto Blueberry Hill road, brakes employed and blinker on. I live on Blueberry Hill and am often at this intersection. I’ve always known it to be hazardous as cars more often than not speed by me, passing on the right gravel shoulder. It’s also very hazardous at night, for it’s not illuminated and people turning onto Blueberry Hill from either direction can’t see where the turn is. I’m always looking in my rearview mirror as I wait for a break in the oncoming traffic to make sure people are slowing down behind me.
Yesterday I watched in horror as the car behind me was not slowing. I tried to quickly move the car to the right to avoid impact, but she slammed into the left rear of my car. I spun and rolled down the embankment on the right, glass flying, airbags inflating, roof crunched on the passenger side. My car is totaled, the woman who hit me is horribly distraught, and I came very close to ruining the hip replacement I had three weeks ago.
I’m not sure who to talk to about getting a left-turn lane installed at that intersection. And a street light. Hopefully, someone will see this letter and take action.