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Clark, County Police Respond to Two-Car Crash on Valley Road

Those involved did not sustain any major injuries.

A two-car crash at Valley Road and the Union County Parkway around 5:45 p.m. today resulted in no major injuries but did cause a section of the road to be closed to traffic for about 30 minutes.

One of the drivers (who asked not to be identified by name) claims the other driver was making a left from Union County Parkway onto Valley Road without stopping as he was driving on the road towards Linden and hit her. He was driving a silver Mitsubishi Lancer and says he was not speeding.

The woman he hit was driving a blue Jeep Cherokee with a toddler in the backseat. Neither she nor her child sustained major injuries according to police and both drivers refused medical attention.

The road was reopened at about 6:15 p.m.

Raj Gandhi, who lives near the crash scene at 468 Valley Road, said speeding along Valley Road is a major issue.

"Stand here for a half hour and you'll see that every other car is speeding," Gandhi told Patch. "People see the double line and think it's a highway, but the speed limit is 25 mph. There used to be a sign posted, but it came down after a storm. It happens coming both ways on Valley Road."

Do you think speeding is a problem in this section of Valley Road? Tell us in the comments.

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Larry Russo April 18, 2012 at 12:25 AM
I have lived here on VALLEY ROAD all my life - it's worse now than ever. If the Clark police want to hand out tickets all they need to do is park themselves anywhere along Valley Road and they will cash in big time.... this road is a HIGHWAY and the speed is a huge problem !! I cannot pull into or out of my driveway without fear of getting hit.
KJS April 18, 2012 at 06:23 PM
70 percent of the cars are speeding excessively on Valley Road. Clark PD needs to get it's aact together and crack down. They can't be busy all the time and when not just sit on Valley and hand out tickets. Good revenue stream for the town. once the word is out it's being enforced speeding will decrease. otherwise what will it take? Some one to get hit and killed?
Perc April 19, 2012 at 04:08 PM
I can empathize with what the residents of Valley Road are dealing with. I live near the intersection of King and Benjamin Streets. It's truly frightening to watch the cars fly through the area (and speed right through the STOP signs).
Crusader April 20, 2012 at 03:25 PM
I live near the corner of Lupine and Parkridge. I've never witnessed someone stop at the stop sign in years.
KJS April 20, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Hmmm, seems like this is starting to be a town wide problem. How about Clark PD starts enforcing the speed limit??????? Ward memebers???? Where are you?

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