PATERSON, NJ - An intersection long synomous with vehicle crashes and dangerous conditions for pedestrians will be soon see the installation of stop signs at all four approaches.

Following a unaniomous vote by the Paterson City Council Tuesday vehicles approaching the intersection of 18th Avenue and East 24th Street from every direction will be required to come to a complete stop before proceeding.

The interesection was recently the site of a fatal accident when, on January 2, a vehicle driven by Alvin Mootoo caused a chain of events that led to the death of Pena Mesa, 31, a Newark man who standing outside a vehicle given directions to the driver. Mootoo was arrested and faces several charges including Death by Auto.

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According to William Rodriguez, Paterson’s Director of Public Works, the signs are slated to be installed in early March.


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