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Concerns over dangerous intersection

 An intersection in Eaton Rapids is being called a danger zone by many who live there...
An intersection in Eaton Rapids is being called a danger zone by many who live there... (WILX)
Published: Oct. 24, 2019 at 6:13 PM EDT
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The intersection of Main and State Streets in Eaton Rapids is being called a danger zone by many of the people who live there.

This comes after two accidents in just about 24 hours.

The latest

was a 69-year-old man who was crossing the intersection on his bike.

Police Chief Larry Weeks says there have been close to 10 accidents in 2019.

"We are in the neighborhood of nine crashes, maybe 10 crashes at the intersection since Jan. 1 this year," says Weeks.

Weeks tells News 10 on Wednesday night a bike rider was crossing through the intersection and crashed into the side of the car.

"A vehicle coming down to the right turn lane, that apparently the bicyclists didn't see, and ran into the side of the vehicle," Weeks said.

News 10 spoke with family members of that bicyclist and they tell us he has a severe head injury, cuts and bruises on his face and body.

Just the day before, another accident happened at that same intersection.

"A pedestrian was crossing at the intersection and crossed against the light and a vehicle traveling through the area struck the pedestrian," added Weeks.

The Police Chief expressed his concern for drivers and pedestrians to pay attention when at the Main and State St. intersection.

Eaton Rapids Police also added that the intersection is under the jurisdiction of the Michigan Department of Transportation so they are unable to add any lights or signs for extra safety.

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