Just days after the fiery accident that claimed the lives of Courteney Kaliszewski, 16, of Seymour, and Jeff Tussell, 45, and left 10 others injured, officials and residents alike looked into ways to prevent similar travesties.“After the tragic accident, I received some calls and e-mails from constituents in the area,” said State Senator Doug Overbey, who represents Seymour as part of his district. “I traveled to Nashville to discuss what could be done to improve the road conditions.”
Overbey said the meeting went well and the main focus was the strip of Chapman Hwy. near Zion Hill Road in Seymour where the accident occured.
Some of the resulting ideas for safety improvement that came from the meeting were to add a greater separation between the yellow lines and to possibly add a rumble strip to alert drivers in the event they cross the dividing line.
“This is a direct result of the accident,” Overbey added. “We didn’t discuss guardrails since this was a head-on collision.”Overbey also expressed concern for the fatal accident that took place on 411 last month.... read the rest of the story by Subscribing now.