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Concerned citizen speaks out about dangerous intersectiion in Newport Beach.

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James E. Ballidis
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Nancy Remley wrote to the Daily Pilot that an intersection on Balboa Ave, at Island Street, continues to be of concern to residents.  Pedestrians, trying to cross the busy street of Balboa, are ignored by drivers and there are many shops and businesses that attract the local residents.  Unfortunately, she remarks, despite many letters and attempts to voice her concern to City officials about developing a solution, she has had no luck getting any action.  She reports that problem would be improved by installing a crossing sign.

It is unfortunate that so many situations exist like this in Costa Mesa and in California.  Local residents, who live in an area, know of these dangers and often report their concerns only to be ignored, until a pedestrian is killed or seriously injured in an auto accident.  Reporting these dangers provides a benefit.  If a governmental entity knows or should know of a dangerous condition, it too can be held liable.  Fear of a lawsuit may get the government officials to examine and correct any defects before an accident happens. . 

Thank you Nancy for reporting your concern to the Daily Pilot.  That is how I found out about the intersection and can write about it.  Public opinion may get something done after all and maybe, just maybe, before an accident causes a pedestrian to lose their life.

Check back soon as we will be starting a dangerous intersection blog for input by fellow citizens of the intersections they find most dangerous.  If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident, contact a pedestrian accident lawyer.  We can advise you of your rights if you call 866-981-5596.

Category: Pedestrian Accident

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