Cecilia DowdJul 6, 2017, 2:07 pmJul 7, 2017, 9:22 am

Officials, residents gather in Farmingdale to announce pedestrian action plan

DOT agrees to examine dangerous intersection where Route 109 meets Main Street


Officials and residents gathered Thursday at a busy Farmingdale intersection to announce a new plan intended to combat dangerous roadways and protect pedestrians.

The intersection where Route 109 meets Main Street is dangerous, according to locals. As FiOS1 News has reported, it's been the site of several recent deadly crashes. Just last month, a 14-year-old student was killed in a crash.

The Long Island Complete Streets Coalition has now announced an emergency pedestrian action plan — it’s a plan with suggestions on how to make Long Island's roads safer for those on foot.

Some shared personal stories about loved ones who were killed on Long Island's streets.

“My husband Oren was killed by a hit-and-run driver,” says Jiovanna Bennaeim. “Oren was an amazing husband and father. He served as a paratrooper in the Israeli Army for three years and it still shocks me that this is how he died. He stepped foot into a crosswalk. It was a red light and a car speeding in a 30 mph zone in the middle of our town.”

Some really emotional stories were shared today.

Senator Kemp Hannon announced that the Department of Transportation has responded to his request to look at this intersection in order to make it safer.

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