Ironically enough, the entrance of at Route 9 is among the village's most dangerous car accident-prone locations.
Just a few weeks back, a southbound red Honda collided with a silver van turning left out of Sleepy Hollow Manor. The car was going fast enough to . Whether the car was turning right out of the hospital driveway was unclear from the police report.
Resident James West, who also happens to be the Sleepy Hollow Manor Improvement Association's president, was at the scene taking the photos included with this article.
The day after the a little further down the road in front of equally hard-to-exit Philipse Manor cross streets, West emailed the Mayor about out of the blind Manor Gate and those Phelps exitees daring to make a simple right turn. The Mayor then discussed the matter with the Board (the night they held a moment of silence for the cyclist).
West attributed the accidents to “a combination of things: visual obstruction, vehicles speeding, turning right on red and poor judgement. The increase in traffic forces people to make risky decisions, they lose patience and just go for it and hope others will allow them access.”
The Mayor requested that Sean McCarthy of the Building Department look into two issues: 1) moving the last three sections of the fence back to give drivers exiting SH Manor more visibility to the north, and 2) making the Phelps Lane exit a "No Right on Red" turn. Finally, one for the DPW: could they mow the tall grass along Route 9? (West noted on July 12, that he saw crews out mowing that morning).
A few weeks ago I asked if you would ride your bike along this stretch of Route 9, but now wonder if you've had trouble just trying to exit the Manor(s) and/or Phelps? Tell us in the comments. Have a similar intersection in town that gives you grief? Share this as well.