Franklin intersection prone to accidents, officials want fix

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A driver left space for a Franklin woman to turn into her bank on Westview Drive, but when she crossed traffic, she hit a van that she never saw coming.

Marcia Swift remembers feeling rushed during the accident in August. Cars and trucks behind her started honking because they were stuck in an intersection waiting on her to turn and get out of the way.

The intersection with U.S. 31 was jammed with vehicles waiting to turn west onto Westview Drive. Eastbound traffic was piled up waiting for the stoplight to change, blocking the driveway to Chase bank.

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