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Safety improvements for dangerous intersection urged by residents

In a heart wrenching plea, a Palm Beach County couple, urged the Indian Trail Improvement District meeting organizers to look into improving a dangerous intersection in their community, The Acreage. Not even a month ago, their daughter struck a dump truck after she missed the stop sign at the intersection of Northlake and Hall Boulevards. As a result of the crash, their daughter remains in a coma and their 4-year-old grandson was killed.

While they don’t know what caused their daughter to drive through the intersection without stopping, they do know that the area is known by locals as being dangerous. Neighbors of the grieving couple joined them at the meeting, as a show of support, and to weigh in with their concerns. Suggestions were offered by attendees to add a traffic control light or rumble strips to the road in order to prevent, “One more tragedy or two or three.” Area residents claim that the stop sign located at the intersection is not easy for motorists to see.

One of the stumbling blocks to the road-safety improvement may be that the two intersecting boulevards are funded by two different jurisdictions; Indian Trail Improvement District and Palm Beach County.

Fatal motor vehicle accidents can be caused by numerous factors: negligent driver behavior, faulty vehicle parts or, as it may be in this case, dangerous roadways. Victims and survivors of motor vehicle accidents have options available to them, following a crash. Working with an attorney who is knowledgeable in personal injury law, will be able to provide clients with the information they need to move forward.

Source: WPBF.com, “Grandparents of boy killed in crash seek safety improvements at busy intersection,” Ari Hait, Mar. 13, 2014

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