Dangerous Intersection to Get Traffic Signal - NBC Southern California

Dangerous Intersection to Get Traffic Signal

The signal's installation comes after a woman was killed while crossing the dangerous intersection



    A new traffic signal at 11th Avenue and 48th Street in the Crenshaw District was greeted with applause. But it s a bittersweet victory for the family of a woman who died there. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 6pm on Thursday, March 13, 2014. (Published Thursday, March 13, 2014)

    A traffic signal was activated Thursday at a dangerous Los Angeles intersection where a 23-year-old woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver and several others have been injured over the years.

    The project, spearheaded by Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks and the Department of Transportation aims at reducing crashes near 11th Avenue and 48th Street by reducing travel lanes, adding bicycle lanes and other safety measures, according to Parks’ website.

    A two-way left turn lane along 48th Street, right-turn pockets on Western and Normandie avenues at 48th, and additional bicycles lanes are also set to be installed. Bikes will also be able to connect to the future Crenshaw Light Rail as part of the project as well.

    The changes come after an analysis by the LADOT of safety hazards along 48th Street.

    The intersection has seen several accidents between May 2005 and May 2012, including five involving pedestrians. Tiffany Bamore was killed while walking in the area.

    Correction: The original article stated the victim in the fatal crash was a child. The victim is a 23-year-old woman.

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