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