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  • City Working to Make Safer Intersections, But Drivers Need to Slow Down: Hanlon

    The traffic lead for the City of St. John’s says there’s little more the city could have done to prevent a collision Friday night that claimed the life of a young mother.

    19-year-old Alyssa Power was killed when the car in which she was a passenger collided with an SUV in Cowan Heights.

    RNC Chief Joe Boland says the crash occurred seconds after a police officer initiated a traffic safety stop. The Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response team is investigating the crash.

    Councillor Debbie Hanlon says the city has done what it can to ensure safe driving, but it can’t control all situations.

    She says the city pours money into measures like traffic calming, new lights, educational programs, and redirecting and realigning traffic, but drivers also need to control their speed.

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