Cecilia DowdJun 16, 2017, 10:29 pmJun 17, 2017, 2:44 pm

Lawmaker calls for traffic study at intersection where several crashes have occurred

14-year-old was recently killed on Route 109 and Main Street in Farmingdale

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Police: 14-year-old girl killed in car crash at intersection in Farmingdale 

A deadly crash on Route 109 and Main Street in Farmingdale earlier this week was just the latest in a series of serious accidents at the same dangerous intersection. The victim of accident was just 14-years-old.

Now one state lawmaker is demanding something be done.

FiOS1 News covered an accident in March at the very same intersection where Route 109, also known as Fulton Avenue meets Main Street. In that crash, police say a 28-year-old man from Bay Shore died at the scene after a tractor trailer collided with a RAV 4.

Since 2012, there have been a total of three deadly crashes at the intersection, according to Sen. Kemp Hannon. He wrote a letter to the State Dept. of Transportation requesting an expedited traffic study and an action plan.

In the letter, posted on Sen. Hannon's Facebook page, he says in addition to the deadly crashes, there have been numerous other accidents.

Resident David Martin can attest to that.

“You're in a high-density population area coming off Main Street South, the railroad station and the tracks are right here, so it's a very complicated busy intersection,” Martin says, who has lived in the area for 10 years.

“I think it's all about speed. Very honest, I think the speed limit has to be, you know, lowered on the road, as low as it can go, 30 miles an hour,” Martin says.

“Not safe drivers around. People just speed. They don't slow down for people walking like me,” says Farmingdale resident Janaye Luna.

Sen. Hannon is demanding immediate action from the State Dept. of Transportation.

FiOS1 News will follow up with the State DOT next week.

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