2011-07-22 / Top Stories

Another MVA For Sometimes Deadly CBB



A single-car accident at virtually the same spot where a women and her dog were killed two years ago has Broad Channel residents worried that the lack of a barrier along the sometimes deadly Cross Bay Boulevard in the vicinity of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will bring more deaths. A single-car accident at virtually the same spot where a women and her dog were killed two years ago has Broad Channel residents worried that the lack of a barrier along the sometimes deadly Cross Bay Boulevard in the vicinity of the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Sanctuary will bring more deaths.

On Tuesday, July 19 at about 4 p.m. an unidentified driver going southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard lost control of her car and hit a light pole. The driver was treated at the scene and released. One community activist told The Wave this week that, after the death of a woman two years ago, the Department of Transportation disregarded the community’s request to put a guard rail along that stretch of road, from the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge to the beginning of the town, about a two-mile stretch. Instead, the city agency took away a lane on the busy road. By 7:30 p.m., sources say, the car was removed and the light pole was repaired by Con Edison crews. On Tuesday, July 19 at about 4 p.m. an unidentified driver going southbound on Cross Bay Boulevard lost control of her car and hit a light pole. The driver was treated at the scene and released. One community activist told The Wave this week that, after the death of a woman two years ago, the Department of Transportation disregarded the community’s request to put a guard rail along that stretch of road, from the Joseph P. Addabbo Bridge to the beginning of the town, about a two-mile stretch. Instead, the city agency took away a lane on the busy road. By 7:30 p.m., sources say, the car was removed and the light pole was repaired by Con Edison crews.

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