Detroit residents want fix for dangerous intersection at Greenfield Road and Grand River Boulevard

Neighbors want fix for dangerous Greenfield, Grand River intersection

DETROIT – Residents in the area of Greenfield Road and Grand River Boulevard in Detroit want officials to do something to fix the dangerous intersection.

Neighbors said the crashes at the intersection aren’t going to stop until something is done. Last week, two people were killed in a crash at the intersection on Detroit’s west side.

Police said drivers just need to pay attention.

“People speed a lot in Detroit,” resident Thomas Sims said. “They blow lights a lot.”

Sims said the cross street has seen many fatal collisions over the years. In last week’s crash, two sisters were killed when a driver ran a red light, according to authorities.

“It’s not the intersection, it’s the drivers,” Sims said. “People drive how they want to drive.”

One resident said he saw a crash Monday night involving a young man who had just gotten off the bus.

“The little minivan hit him, and once it hit him, he flew up in the air,” he said. “When it came down, the truck pulled off. It was horrible. It was horrible to see."

“I don’t see a lot of state police in the area,” a resident said. “I would like to see more of them to help Detroit police out.”

Officials said the man in Monday night’s incident was critically injured. Police are still searching for the driver of the white minivan. Anyone with information is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-1240.

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