The intersection of Route 9A and Route 134 in the Town of Ossining was considered lethal long before it claimed the life of Briarcliff’s John Mangialardi, the esteemed lawyer running for Town Justice.
Of course, there’s the DWI charge to complicate any easy answers, but citizens have been sounding off about this area for a while. The Town of Ossining even held a discussion about this very intersection at their May work session.
Patch readers have been talking on Facebook and in the comments about the history here and how it makes them nervous.
Vince wrote: I saw this man putting up his signs at the very spot he got hit. I must have passed him right before it happened. I was on my way home to Ossining. I passed him while he was putting the signs in the ground on the corner of route 134 and route 9a. I said to myself, why is this guy putting signs up at 10 o’clock at night. When I heard about this yesterday, I just said oh my god, if I had stayed at my parents a few minutes later I may have witnessed this tragic incident. Just goes to show how people will never learn not to drink and drive.
Dave wrote: Did she run a red light? Because if not, anyone crossing the 4 lanes of 9A, on foot, at night, and not even waiting for the lights to stop the main flow of traffic, is taking a serious risk.
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