Southeastern PA

Neighbors worry about accidents on their Bucks County road

Richlandtown Pike was the scene of a fatal crash Saturday night.

Neighbors worry about accidents

SPRINGFIELD TWP., Pa. - Neighbors in one Bucks County neighborhood are concerned about a road they say isn't safe.

It comes after a deadly accident there over the weekend.

"I heard a bang and I thought wow someone wound up in the ditch again," said resident Norman Kichline.

A country road in Bucks County --Richlandtown Pike -- was littered with cop cars, ambulances and fire trucks.

It's where officials said a pickup truck drove into oncoming traffic, hitting a small car head on.

Albert Lazaro, 25, of Allentown, was killed in the car and his two passengers were flown to the hospital.

The driver of the truck was also hurt.

"My stomach dropped. I knew immediately the person was dead in the vehicle. We've seen plenty of accidents, this being the most horrific," said resident Kristin Roth.

Roth has lived in the 2900 block of Richlandtown Pike in Springfield Township, Bucks County for almost 40 years.
She doesn't want to see what happened Saturday - happen again.

"It's just getting scarier, and scarier. My fear is there are going to be more accidents like this one," Roth said.

She said her road has become more hazardous over time.

"It has excessively gotten busier, and they are getting faster and faster," Roth added.

Neighbors say it's not just speed that concerns them; they say the narrowness of the shoulder is also a big problem.

"We don't have no shoulders out here," Kichline said.

He is doing what he can on the edge of his property to make the shoulders more visible.

"The shoulders we do have are pretty deep ditches. That's why I'm out here weed wacking," he added.

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