POLL: Is Union Hill Road Too Dangerous?
A pedestrian accident on Monday has residents questioning the safety of the Marlboro Township road.
After a teenage boy was struck on Union Hill Road by a commercial van while riding his bike on Monday, Marlboro residents are left questioning the safety of the Marlboro Township road.
The teenager suffered broken teeth and a broken bone as well as cuts and bruises, according to police. Marlboro Police have not released the identity of the minor at this time.
The area is near Menzel Lane, where two elementary schools are located in the township. One end of Union Hill Road intersects Tennent Road, while the other intersects a Route 9 junction with a commuter parking lot.
Marlboro-Colts Neck Patch readers took to the comment board, speaking of blind spots and speed limits.
Union Hill Road Resident said,
"If the drivers on Union Hill Road would KEEP to the speed limit of 35, the road would become safer for our children getting on and off the school bus. Just crossing the road you take your life in your hands because of the excessive speed being driven."
Area Resident said,
"I agree but just driving 35 mph would does matter if your on your cell phone - or putting on make up - or talking to the passenger - or tuning the radio - keep your focus on driving that 2 1/2 Ton SUV... Also - that road was re-done in a criminally unsafe fashion - I hope the township feels personal responsibility for anyone injured on the stretch of Union Hill from the park to Tennet."
Jill Dillner said,
"There is very little police enforcement on Union Hill Rd. At least once a week a car will blow by, or DRIVE AROUND, the stopped school bus, while the red lights are flashing and the little stop sign is out. We were very disappointed when we found out there were no sidewalks in the refurbishment plan. It's easy to see how this accident happened if you are familiar with the "blind spot" as you come around the bend on Union Hill."
Tell Us: How would you improve Union Hill Road?