The Forest Lakes Community Association held a town hall meeting at Hollymead Elementary on July 1, 2008 to discuss the safety of the Route 29 intersection where a fatal accident occurred earlier this year. A 16 year old Albemarle High School student, Sydney Aichs, was killed on May 9, 2008 turning out of Forest Lakes South from Ashwood Boulevard onto Route 29 South when a tractor trailer driver on Route 29 North failed to stop at the red light. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has investigated the circumstances of the accident, and presented their findings and recommendations to the community at the meeting. Afterwards, over 20 residents asked questions about a number of issues relating to the intersection. There were over 150 members of the public in attendance.
For full coverage, see Charlottesville Tomorrow’s article here.