Clarcona Ocoee Road: traffic light installed

People left stuffed animals and signs for loved ones killed at this intersection. Now there is another result – a red light, designed to prevent more tragic accidents from happening. Drivers on Clarcona Ocoee Road must now watch for the red light at Gaymar Drive. A signal was installed this month after a history of fatal accidents. In March last year, five family members died in an accident on this stretch of Clarcona Ocoee Road. A few months earlier, a mother of two had been killed in the same place in a similar accident. Locals say cars were steadily speeding around the bend, posing a hazard to people trying to turn left onto Gaymar. Orange County promised to investigate the intersection and they did, ultimately deciding to turn on the light. They lit it about two weeks ago. The goal is to slow traffic and protect drivers trying to turn.

People left stuffed animals and signs for loved ones killed at this intersection.

Now there is another result – a red light, designed to prevent more tragic accidents from happening.

Drivers on Clarcona Ocoee Road must now watch for the red light at Gaymar Drive.

A signal was installed this month after a history of fatal accidents.

In March last year, five family members died in an accident on this stretch of Clarcona Ocoee Road. A few months earlier, a mother of two had been killed in the same place in a similar accident.

Locals say cars were steadily speeding around the bend, posing a hazard to people trying to turn left onto Gaymar.

Orange County promised to investigate the intersection and they did, ultimately deciding to turn on the light. They lit it about two weeks ago.

The goal is to slow traffic and protect motorists trying to make the turn.

The county says it has taken steps to speed up the process, installing the light a year earlier than normal.

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