Residents raise concerns about road safety after tragic accident of PG parents
CLINTON, Md. (WJLA) —
Some residents are raising concerns about the safety of a road after a tragic accident over the weekend killed the parents of three kids.
"This road is dangerous, people are trying to come out of here," said one resident.
Police say Shalaya Moore-Tobe and her husband Delonte Tobe were just trying to come out of their neighborhood onto Kirby Road. to run last minute errands when they were struck and killed by another vehicle.
While authorities are still looking into whether or not speed was a factor in the crash, some residents say speeding is a problem along this road.
7 On Your Side reached out to the County Department of Public Works and Transportation, who maintains the road, to see what could be done. According to a spokesman for the department, Kirby Road. is known as a collector road, designed to provide efficient movement of traffic. Thus, speed humps would have an adverse effect on emergency services and could increase response times.
The spokesman went on to tell ABC 7 that the county could look into whether or not traffic light would be warranted at any of the intersections along Kirby Road. However, the county says they have taken steps to slow people down on that road. In April, they say they put a speed camera in place and to date, it's issued more than 420 tickets.
In the meantime, the family has set up a GoFundMe page for the three children and will host a candlelight vigil on Friday.