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Traffic Dangers Plague Valley Intersection

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Nails for You salon is near the intersection of Decatur and Spring Mountain. Nails for You salon is near the intersection of Decatur and Spring Mountain.
A memorial grew at the site of the deadly bus stop crash in Sept. 2012. A memorial grew at the site of the deadly bus stop crash in Sept. 2012.
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LAS VEGAS -- Spring Mountain Road and Decatur Boulevard has been the scene of other deadly crashes in the Las Vegas valley.

Nearly two years ago, a drunk driver sped out of control and slammed into a bus stop killing four people and injuring several others. While that crash got a lot of attention, those who work in the area say most of the crashes don't.

With every new crash, business owners near the intersection of Spring Mountain and Decatur say they grow more frightened for their safety.

Insurance worker Niulka Haddock can't forget the deadly bus stop crash. It took a toll on her emotionally.

"I actually cried. It was not my family, but it was just really bad," she said.

She is familiar with the dangers of the intersection because she works in the area. She arrived at work Friday morning to see the remains of another deadly crash. This latest crash hit a building that had been hit in two previous crashes. She is now fearful of walking near the intersection.

"I usually don't walk across the street anymore," she said.

Just weeks ago, Haddock saw a woman drive into a bus stop in front of her office, nearly killing a toddler in a stroller.

"She just came in right under the baby," Haddock said.

Less than a block away, Sharon Lee, a technician in a nail salon she's had enough. She's quick to point out the crashes don't always kill people, instead some victims are left disabled for life. The bus stop crash two years, just feet from where she works, paralyzed a family friend.

"What kind of life does he has in the future?" Lee asks.

She says the reputation of the intersection has hurt business.

"It's hard, especially on the corner with everybody's business," Lee said.

 

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