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Community questions safety of intersection after police officer nearly crushed by car

PASCO, Wash. - A Pasco police officer was nearly crushed underneath a car, with just seconds to spare.

On Friday, cars were moving smoothly through the intersection of Sandifur Parkway and Road 68 in Pasco.

However, on Thursday it was a completely different story.

As traffic signals stopped working properly, some drivers were unclear on what to do next.

A Pasco police officer conducting a traffic stop moved only seconds before a PT Cruiser flipped exactly where he was standing.

"It's the first time I've seen something like that on video," said Ignacio Sanchez who works nearby.

People who live in the area said they never know if the traffic signals at this intersection are going to be working or not.

"Normally what I do is, I have to do around trip instead of going through this intersection, I use road 100," said Danna Torres, she lives in the area.

Many said drivers often have to treat the intersection as a four-way stop.

"It's very dangerous because practically you're guessing who's going first and who's going next," said Torres.

Many said something needs to be done and fast.

"I believe it's dangerous and you know, it's something that should be fixed right away," said Salvador Rocha, he lives in Pasco.

"It would really help us a lot because for people that live here, we use this intersection every day," said Torres.

KAPP-KVEW has been trying to reach Pasco Public Works crews to see if anything is being done.

We're still waiting to hear back.


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