In a little over a month, there have been three – yes three – car crashes in Southie in which a vehicle flips on its side. One happened on P Street late one night in early September. Later that month, another one at the intersection of L and 6th. This is the same intersection where Colin McGrath, a 2 year-old was killed on July 25th. Since then, the City of Boston has taken measure to slow traffic down on L Street including speed feedback signs and flex poles at every intersection restricting parking 20 feet from the corner. There have been several community meeting to discuss traffic safety and there have even been two Southie “Slow Down” Marches led by South Boston resident and safe streets advocate Katie Donovan who was hit by a car, along with her son, in the crosswalk at Broadway and Farragut Road this past summer.
On Wednesday, car overturned at E and Broadway. What the heck is going on?
Drivers need to pay attention and slow down. This is a neighborhood. Speed and driver distraction have been factors in all three of these crashes.
Back in August, City Councilor Flynn recommended a 12 Point Safe Streets Plan which included 4-way stop signs along L St and relevant locations throughout Southie. Maybe it’s time to put this plan in motion including all neighborhoods in South Boston.
Special thank you to Jeff Sullivan and Ryan McCaffrey for sharing these photos with us!