A South Florida mayor is advising locals not to use a local crosswalk, claiming it is too dangerous.
The crosswalk is located in Sunny Isles Beach at Collins Avenue near 189th Street. Locals say that the crosswalk is so dangerous because cars tend not to stop there as they are "racing up the causeway,” which is nearby.
While reporting on the crosswalk, WSVN.com reporters claimed to have witnessed vehicles failing to stop, despite there being an illuminated pedestrian crossing sign at the time.
Sunny Isles Beach asks state to review crosswalk after 11-year-old badly hurt in crash. https://t.co/YbdJpkWwrU— Miami Herald (@MiamiHerald) February 11, 2021
Apparently, the location has seen its share of crashes since its installation in 2018, with at least five rear-end crashes having occurred there due to drivers braking suddenly to avoid hitting drivers.
Sunny Isles Beach Mayor Larisa Svechin advises that “[t]his is not the best place to cross, especially with small children.”
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