Spencer city officials have a message for drivers on Grand Avenue: Watch for pedestrians and bicyclists at the two flashing lights crosswalks on that street. Officials spoke out Tuesday at the Spencer City Council meeting following a collision between a bicycle and vehicle at the South Grand crosswalk earlier that day.
“We had a very unfortunate bicycle accident on South Grand Avenue recently,” Mayor Kevin Robinson said. “And it was at the intersection where the lights are.”
The flashing lights are located on both sides of the street at two locations, one on South Grand and another on North Grande. “It’s an extremely dangerous four-lane (street) to cross, especially early evening or afternoon as people are going,” Robinson said. Robinson asked Spencer Police Chief Mark Warburton what drivers are supposed to do at those flashing light crosswalks.