Richards Wants Traffic Signal Installed at Bowling Green Intersection Where Girl Died
A Warren County lawmaker is asking the state to put a traffic signal at a location where a younggirl was killed last month.
Bowling Green Representative Jody Richards has written a letter to Kentucky’s acting Transportation Cabinet secretary, requesting a signal be installed at the intersection of Gordon Avenue and Scott Way.
That’s where 10-year-old Giselle Arias died after being struck by a car March 30.
Richards says a traffic signal with a pedestrian crossing button is needed to avoid future tragedies.
"While I understand that other options are being considered to remedy the danger at this intersection, they are either inadequate or impractical," Richards wrote in the letter. "A traffic signal like the one I have described is practical and will be effective in allowing people of all ages, particularly children, to safely cross at the intersection. I am confident it will reduce injuries and perhaps prevent other fatalities."
Arias was a 5th grade student at Parker Bennett-Curry Elementary School in Bowling Green.
A Bowling Green Police spokesman has said he doesn’t expect any criminal charges to be filedrelated to her death.