ABC Action News exposes dangers on country roads in South Hillsborough

Two-way stops not preventing deadly crashes

RUSKIN, Fla. -
 
Down in Ruskin on the quiet country roads, speed kills.
 
"You don't just have a fender bender, you have fatalities," said Aaron Cook, a father of two who has had enough of cars speeding passed his front door.
 
"A friend of ours lost their son, daughter , son in law.. all at the same time," Cook said.
 
He watched his neighbors die in his front yard.
 
"They got T-boned and wrapped around a telephone pole," Cook said. "There were three people in it and all three of them passed away on the scene.
 
"These are some of the names here," Cook said, referencing a nearby sign with three names. 
 
"We've had about 10 to 12 deaths in the process of about 10 years," Cook said. " My son has been a witness to four." 
 
Cook said the two-way stop signs are a dead end.
 
"If we can get like a four-way stop then definitely save our kids," Cook said.
 
Until then, he is planting trees to keep a car from crashing through his daughters's bedroom.
 
 
 
 
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