A car crash that severely injured two men on Christmas Eve has sparked an uproar among Rhode Island commuters. They say the Newport Pell Bridge needs a protective median barrier, and fast, before another serious auto crash takes place.
The head-on collision severely injured 75-year-old Elijah Swift and his 25-year-old passenger, William Oberg. They were airlifted to Rhode Island Hospital where they were treated in serious condition. This crash has brought back memories of a deadly crash that occurred two years ago on the same bridge. In that case, a teen driver swerved and killed two people in a head-on collision.
According to commuters who use the bridge regularly, a protective median barrier is the only way to prevent future crashes. With excessive speeds, strong winds and little room for error, motorists on the bridge are especially prone to accidents. The chairman of the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority recently announced a barrier would be erected in 2015. With the most recent crash, spectators expect and hope that RITBA will make every effort to rush the construction.
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