When the authorities decide to make changes to the way a road system works, it can lead to some confusion. On the highway, confusion breeds car accidents, and those can lead to injuries. That appears to be exactly what happened recently in New Jersey, and the police issued a warning about it to the public.
The intersection sits where Barnacle Drive meets Route 72. On Tuesday, February 12, a serious car accident injured two people at that intersection. That news comes from the Stafford Township EMS, though they did not say how serious those injuries really were. They also did not relate the exact cause of the crash. They did say that the two people were taken in for treatment at Southern Ocean Medical Center.
What paints the picture a bit more clearly is a social media post from the police department warning people that relatively new signs mean no one can turn left.
“We want to try and get the word out there to everyone about this intersection,” they wrote. “There are no left turns coming out of Barnacle Dr onto Rt 72 or going into Barnacle Dr from Rt 72. The signs and cement island were installed back in the summer. Please spread the word because it is a very bad intersection.”
Pictures do show the no-left-turn sign clearly visible, but it’s understandable that people who use the road frequently may overlook something so new. That type of oversight puts everyone in danger.
Those who get hurt in these kinds of accidents need to know exactly how to seek compensation for their medical bills and other costs.