Following the yesterday's tragic death after a car went of the 198 and struck a 3-year-old and critically injuring a a 5-year-old, the speed limit will not be changed.

Governor Andrew Cuomo's office released the text of a letter he sent to New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Joan McDonald.

According to WGRZ :

Joan McDonald, Commissioner, NYS Department of Transportation

Main Office

50 Wolf Road

Albany, NY 12232

 

Dear Commissioner McDonald:

 

I am deeply saddened to learn of the tragic car crash in Buffalo on Saturday that claimed the life of a young child and severely injured another.

 

While law enforcement agencies are still investigating the circumstances surrounding this terrible crash, it is clear that immediate action needs to be taken to improve safety for motorists and pedestrians on the portion of the Scajaquada Expressway that passes through Delaware Park.

 

For this reason, I direct you to immediately lower the speed limit on this section of the roadway to 30 mph, install speed messaging boards, and construct park-appropriate guard rails to protect pedestrians.

These actions are to be taken as ýthe Department of Transportation continues to investigate long-term solutions to prevent further tragedies on this part of the Expressway.

 

This administration will continue to take every available action we can through engineering, education and enforcement to avoid crashes like this in the future.

Sincerely,

 

Andrew M. Cuomo