Dead-end intersection doesn't include signs to indicate end of road

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Dead-end intersection doesn't include signs to indicate end of road (KTRK)

The Spring Cypress and Telge intersection is busy. Drivers say it's also dangerous.

Spring Cypress dead ends at Telge. However, there are no signs leading up to the intersection to indicate it dead ends or comes to a "T." Investigators say they have worked a number of accidents at that very intersection, including a fatal crash on Sunday night.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office said 68-year-old Joe Hellar was riding his motorcycle through the intersection on Sunday night. Hellar was heading west on Spring Cypress and went through the light on Telge, where it dead ends, crashing into trees and a ditch.

"It obviously is a bad intersection. We've got a lot of areas out here that need attention," said Jeff Holden, Joe Hellar's neighbor.

13 Eyewitness News did some digging. We found that in just the past six months there have been twelve injury accidents at the intersection, eight with minor injuries, three with major injuries and one fatality.

As drivers approach the intersection there is a sign indicating you can turn left, right or go straight. The problem is, if you go straight you will drive right into a dirt area, in front of brush and trees. There's not sign that indicates the road ends or comes to a "T".

"Without knowing your surroundings for those who don't know, it's vital for people to know where the road ends and where it begins," said Holden.

After first learning about the accident on 13 Eyewitness News, County Commissioner Jack Cagle has now requested the county review the intersection and whether signage needs to be added.

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