TELL US: How Can Rt. 9 Become Safer For Pedestrians?
In light of a recent fatal accident on Rt. 9 in Marlboro how do you think the road can become safer for pedestrians?
Two pedestrians were struck last week in Marlboro on Rt. 9, an accident that eventually turned fatal for one.
One man, who succumbed to his injuries hours after the accident, and one woman, who is currently in intensive care, were struck by a van in front of the Marlboro Motor Lodge last Thursday night.
Police have not yet released the identities of the victims. The driver was also transported to the hospital, condition unknown.
Rt. 9 runs through multiple towns, including Freehold, and is full of shops and NJ Transit bus stops. At rush hour the road is also full of pedestrians crossing to park and ride stops from the bus.
At night, pedestrians wearing dark clothing crossing the road are often difficult to see. Many use the crosswalk, but some cross between cars stopped at red lights to shorten the distance.
Tell us: Do you think Rt. 9 can benefit from pedestrian improvements? Would more lights along the road at crosswalks work? What ideas do you have?