Here's my morning review of the local mainstream media feeds.
A- Herald: South Florida driver proofing roads is not easy.
Before the new guardrail was installed, several orange traffic markers, which flash at night, were set up at the dead end.B- Herald: Morin's latest animation.
While reflective signs and the metal barrier were rebuilt to span the width of the dead-end street, Spiewak pointed to the June 30 accident to show they might not be enough. He’s pushing to get a 10-foot-wide sign installed by the canal that unquestionably tells drivers they can’t go any further.
The county said the roadway markers and guardrail are “the appropriate traffic control devices to inform drivers that they are approaching the end of the street,” according to a county statement. Both were installed based on federal and state standards.
Barnett said she hopes the county will consider adding a large barricade closer to the intersection of 144th Street and 102nd Avenue because she feels the current barricade isn’t enough.
C- Palm Beach Post: I predict a lot of people will be "sick" on Wednesday and Thursday.
The two-day spiny recreational lobster season will take place across the state on Wednesday and Thursday.D- CBS4: Is "nation's most dangerous intersection" in Pembroke Pines still bad?
All those changes seemed to have worked… crashes dropped 64 percent in the four years after the changes were made. From 1997 to 2000, there were 431 accidents at the intersection, an average of 108 per year, according to state records.E- CBS4: In Miami, we blame the blind man.
From 2006 to 2009, there were 157 accidents at the intersection, an average of 39 per year.
And in the first six months of this year, Sgt. Carris told us there have only been four accidents in the middle of that intersection. “It’s definitely a safer intersection. It’s a lot more orderly, there’s more traffic but a lot more orderly than it was back in the old days.”
MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A blind man is recovering after he was struck while walking in a crosswalk near Dadeland Mall last week.F- WPLG: Dirty dining in South Florida.
“I was hit by a car,” said 62-year old Edward Beresh, “I have facial cuts, fractured nose and an eye socket fracture. I feel a little dizzy some times.”
Damary Herrera Riveron, 36, was heading east on Sw 85th Street last Monday when she struck Beresh near SW 72 Avenue, according to the police incident report.
Beresh’s attorney, Barry Snider, said his client raised his white cane to signal that he would be crossing the street.
A witness, however, told Miami-Dade investigators that Beresh did not give Herrera Riveron a chance to acknowledge him before he started to cross the street. Police say at the time of the accident it was raining.
G- WSVN: Anything that is not tied down.
NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (WSVN) -- Police are searching for the crooks responsible for stealing storm drain covers from a South Florida neighborhood.
Over the past three months, North Miami Police has documented hundreds of incidents of stolen storm drain covers. The city said about 465 drains have been stolen. "We've had several incidents actually over the past several months. We've noticed that it has increased," said North Miami spokesperson Pam Solomon.