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N4T Investigators: Risky Roadway

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Johnny Gillette said it happened in June.

He had a small stroke and fell down, but was able to call 911.

When the ambulance arrived though Gillette says he got another call.

"They said they couldn't  get down the road. That it was too treacherous and coming back up you would be bouncing all around in the back of the ambulance. I had to take a cab," said Gillette.

Gillette and about a dozen others live on a stretch on West Bilby Road near the intersection of South Camino Verde and Valencia.

The road is filled with potholes, large rocks, and sections of loose gravel.

Gillette and his niece Susan St. John say they have called transportation officials about getting the road fixed but haven't got an answer.

"All these people pay property taxes, where is all that money going, you know lets spend it where it needs it,"  said Gillette.

?Pima County officials  say the section of road Gillette lives on is not under the county's jurisdiction.

Tucson city boundary maps show it is also not within Tucson city limits.

St. John said that when she filed a complaint with the county she was told the road sits in an unincorporated area.

"What if something happens to him again?" said St. John.

"He could die. All we need is one passing lane so that emergency vehicles can get though."

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