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Waterloo to Improve Intersection Safety

A lot of hazards on the road awaiting us as soon as we pull out of the driveway, many of which, unfortunately, involve the actions other drivers. Drivers, however, forget that cities or municipalities are in some cases responsible for mitigating these problems by properly maintaining roads, keeping traffic signals in working order, and controlling speed limits.

The city of Waterloo, Iowa, fortunately, is doing its part to help cut down on motor vehicle accidents. The Waterloo City Council recently voted to improve the safety of seven local intersections throughout the city.

Through the use of safety grants from the Iowa Department of Transportation (IDOT), Waterloo city workers will begin improving traffic signals and medians, among other improvements.

One of the intersections that will see improvements is at U.S. Highway 63 and University. points out that this intersection was the site of the tragic accident that claimed the life of an 18-year-old in the fall of 2009.

According to Sandie Greco, Traffic Operations Superintendent, all intersections scheduled to receive improvements were rated among the top accident-prone roadways according to data from the DOT.

Holding the City Liable

At-fault drivers may be held liable for causing injuries to another in an auto accident. However, in certain situations, a city, municipality or state may be responsible for an automobile accident. Examples include a failure to:

  • Maintain intersections or road designs
  • Maintain roads for safe driving conditions
  • Maintain working traffic signals
  • Construct proper road signage

If you have been involved in an auto accident as a result of another at-fault driver or due to the possible negligence by a city or municipality, seeking the advice of an experienced auto accident attorney is recommended.

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering from all parties responsible for your injuries.

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