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Detour brings dangerous drivers through Wesley Chapel neighborhood

On Behalf of | Jun 17, 2020 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

One Wesley Chapel neighborhood is being taken over by dangerous drivers.  Neighbors from the Northwood of Pasco subdivision state that a detour set-up by Pasco County is bringing speeding drivers directly down their streets.  Traffic is said to have increased by triple the number of cars normally seen travelling within the neighborhood during rush hour.

A water main break forced the county to close a road for its repair, and setup a construction detour.  The traffic diversion caused many impatient drivers to cut through the neighborhood near Northwood Pines and Breakers Drive. Neighbors claim there have already been multiple near misses, ranging from children almost being struck by vehicles, to failure to stop for school buses, to almost rear-ending residents who slow to turn into their own driveways.

With construction set last for at least four months, residents are appealing to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office to increase law enforcement presence, or for the county to close off one entrance to deter drivers from cutting through the subdivision.

If you or someone you know are injured in an accident of any kind involving a negligent driver, do not hesitate to consult with a personal injury attorney.  In cases such as this, where drivers are failing to follow proper speed limits and traffic laws, severe injuries can happen at any time.  A negligent driver can be held responsible.  An experienced personal injury attorney can make sure you get the compensation you are rightfully entitled to, and that no medical bills are paid out of our own pocket.