After witnessing countless traffic accidents over the past few years, residents of a Candler Park neighborhood are hopefully a little safer this morning after the City of Atlanta upgradedtraffic signal equipment at a busy intersection.
Neighbors have been complaining to the City for years aboutdangers at the corner of Oakdale and McLendon, but the accidents, residents day, continued to happen.
Ultimately,residents contacted11Alive's Commuter Dude to air their grievances publicly, andafter the story aired, the wheelsof progress began to grind... albeit very slowly.
After a pickup truck smashed through the front of a Candler Park flower shop, worried neighbors decided enough was enough. They've seen a litany of crashes through the years and have even gotten help from the City. But nothing has seemed to work. So now they're contacting 11Alive's CommuterDude as their lasthope.