Local elected officials are asking the state to conduct a safety study following the death of an 83-year-old Montebello woman, who was struck and killed by a car after crossing busy Route 202 to collect her mail.
Rockland County Legislature Chairman Alden H. Wolfe, who lives in and represents Montebello, and Village of Montebello Mayor Lance N. Millman and Deputy Mayor Stacy Caridi have written to Jennifer Clark, Resident Engineer for the New York State Department of Transportation, to request the study.
The officials are requesting the DOT examine the safety of State Route 202 in the vicinity of its intersection with Mayer Drive in Montebello, where the incident occurred. They hope the study will determine that the installation of traffic and pedestrian signals and other road improvements are warranted.
A total of 17 accidents have occurred near the Route 202 and Mayer Drive intersection since 2009, according to Town of Ramapo Police Department reports.
A total of 12 people have been injured and now, one person has been killed, according to the reports.