“What we look at is the total number of pedestrians crossing that sidewalk and also conflicting traffic and under our policy that intersection does not warrant a crossing guard at this time,” Shawnee Transportation Manager Kevin Manning said.
Another proposed solution by homeowners could include a stoplight, but the city says that might not solve the problem.
“Putting in a traffic signal when one is not warranted can actually increase crashes,” Manning said.
Shawnee Police told 41 Action News they conduct enforcement at this intersection when officers have available time.
According to a police spokesperson, in the last five years, there have been two incidents at 55th and Rosehill: A rear-end crash and the crash from Tuesday, which is serious enough that the city will examine the intersection once again.
The city said the review will take a month to complete.