Since last June there have been three pedestrian accidents on the same stretch of State Road 19. In the latest case, an Elkhart man was left in critical condition after a hit-and-run.
Neighbors say if the road was improved, it could prevent further accidents.
“Everybody knows about it,” said Phil Hesch. “You can just see them whipping around here. It’s bad news."
Hesch lives near the stretch of road, which is just south of North Shore Drive near Simonton Lake. He says it has an odd curve and rise to it that sometimes makes it hard for drivers or pedestrians to see traffic, day or night.
“Makes it just almost impossible to get across the highway at times, especially if someone is going a little too fast around the corner,” Hesch said. “There are places where you don't see the traffic until its right on top of you."
Others from the area who WSBT talked to said that has been their assessment as well, and agree that sometimes traffic does indeed move too fast through the area.