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Monday, April 7, 2008

Update on "Car Accident Scene That Refuses to Disappear!"

April 7th update of "The Car Accident Scene That Refuses to Disappear!"

There's still no communication coming my way from the offices of William M. Brant, the new City of Hallandale Beach Director of DPW/Utilities & Engineering, whom I spoke to in person five weeks ago about a number of critical issues facing his agency, but a walk down Hallandale Beach Boulevard early Thursday evening did reveal that most of the larger debris has been cleaned up. Of course, that could simply be a result of the construction work being done nearby.

The broken window glass and weathered police tape I referred to in my post the other day are a different story altogether. They remain very much present, as a walk by there yesterday afternoon quickly revealed.

Also still present at the scene was the aforementioned liquor bottle that may have had a thing or two to do with a car (possibly) decapitating a tree on the busiest street in the city.
A block from the Hallandale Beach Chamber of Commerce.
From four months ago.

Looking west from 1180 E. Hallandale Beach Boulevard, late in the afternoon.
Safety barricades -sans working lights- lying down on the job -large orange safety cone, too! Late March 2008 photo by South Beach Hoosier

An analogy does sort of come readily to mind, doesn't it?

Same address at sunset on April 3, 2008
Photo by South Beach Hoosier

Early last Thursday evening, on the way back from Publix, I picked up the small liquor bottle nearby that I'd seen on the ground at the scene for so many months, and placed it on the tree stump -in center, above- so you'd know that I wasn't embellishing here in my description. (There's no need to, the reality is scary enough.)

But quite clearly, I came by the scene a little too late in the day for the lighting conditions to be worthwhile for a good photo.

Of course, if the street lights actually came on when they ought to, and were adequate to the task along that part of HBB, it might've been a little different.

But then the longstanding and horrific street light situation in Hallandale Beach is a whole 'nother conversation altogether, and one I've spoken about at length in prior postings.

The subject of adequate street lighting in the city was one of the last straws that caused me to finally start this blog, after thinking about it for quite some time, and being pestered about it by friends.

Prior Hallandale Beach Blog posts on bad street lighting give much more context than this post and include:

January 22, 2008

January 19, 2008

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