Bastrop parents calling for crossing guard at dangerous intersection

Parents say this intersection is dangerous during school mornings (KXAN Photo/Paul Shelton)
Parents say this Bastrop County intersection is dangerous during school mornings (KXAN Photo/Paul Shelton)

BASTROP, Texas (KXAN) — Parents of Lost Pine Elementary students say they’re worried a dangerous intersection nearby could cause someone to get seriously hurt.

They say the intersection of Green Valley Drive and Tiger Woods Drive in Bastrop has no lights, no crosswalk, and sees a heavy amount of not only car traffic, but also bus traffic in the mornings.

“In the morning, somebody is on their phone, looking and getting ready to drop off their kid and all it’s going to take is for one person to look and — bam — they’re going to hit my kid,” Chris Unglesbee says. His daughter walks to the elementary school every morning.

He says he and his wife have called the district multiple times, but still see no changes. “They don’t mind the speed limit, they’re in a hurry, just like I said and they don’t even have a street light out there, I just want them to put a crossing guard, that’s all,” Unglesbee said.

“You know you see all these stories, and ‘oh it’s so sad, this kid got hit, or this happened, that happened,’ so we’re just trying to do something before it gets to that point,” Kristin Unglesbee says.

A spokesperson for Bastrop Independent School District says over the summer they started the discussion on ways to improve the area. The district says the county said a stop sign could not be put up in the area, however.

The district says they will work with the Unglesbee family and their transportation department and any other families to see what the school can do provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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