BERLIN, Md. - After a deadly crash last month where a Maryland State Police car struck and killed one teenage boy and severely injured another on route 113 in Berlin, residents are now working to make what they say is a treacherous roadway a little safer.
Earlier this week, the Pedestrian Safety Committee delivered a proposal to the mayor, town council, and State Highway Authority, asking for improvements to the roadway, including a reduction in the speed-limit, pedestrian crossing count downs, and improved lighting.
"This tragic incident has brought the community together more than anything I've seen in recent memory," says Mayor Gee Williams, "I believe that there are some things that can be done both on the immediate and long term, that will not only improve pedestrian safety, but safety for bicyclists as well."
Berlin Mayor Gee Williams says the committee is expecting an initial response from the Maryland State Highway Administration in late January. Improvements are expected to begin before the spring.