West Logan Neighbors Pleading for Slower Driving after Accidents

By: Rahel Solomon Email
By: Rahel Solomon Email

WEST LOGAN, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Neighbors in the West Logan section of Logan County are asking for help to get drivers to slow down after a series of accidents.

People there tell WSAZ.com their small community has been the scene of several serious accidents, most frequently on First and Second avenues.

Stan Maynard said a car has crashed outside his Second Avenue home at least three times in the last 10 years. The most recent accident was several weeks ago.

“It just looked like a war zone up here,” Maynard said, describing the police presence after the recent accident.

In that crash, the driver went over Maynard's curb and into his fence before hitting an apartment building. The damage caused power outages for several days for those living in that building.

“Cars come down here 40-50 miles per hour,” Oretha Zamow of First Avenue said,” Signs are posted 10 miles per hour.”

Zamow said what’s most worrying is that children can often be seen playing on Second Avenue, a site where drivers commonly speed.

“That could be your child out there,” Zamow said. “That could be your child.”

Zamow and Maynard tell WSAZ.com they’d like the speed limits to be better enforced possibly through the use of increased police presence in those areas.

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