A two-car accident in the Maywood neighborhood near a school bus stop Thursday morning is causing many residents to appeal to Arlington County for a four-way stop sign at 21st Avenue and Monroe Street.
Just before school buses arrived for four local schools at the intersection, the collision sent one car through a neighbor's fence and into a tree. There were no injuries.
Said resident Leah Maderal, "It feels like I am watching a fatal accident in very slow motion, just waiting to see a child struck by a car one day."
She adds: "The intersection is not parallel and you have to pull well into the intersection to see. New construction of condominiums nearby will bring even more cars through."
On the Maywood listserv, many residents were emailing county officials for a change at the intersection from a two-way stop sign on 21st Avenue to four-way stops. They have made similar requests in the past but say they were told that the county has a policy against four-way stops. Some also asked the school superintendent to move the bus stops.