Letter: ITID Was Warned About Intersection

For many years I have been writing letters to the Indian Trail Improvement District concerning speeding along Tangerine Blvd. and how dangerous the intersection at Tangerine and 120th Avenue North was. I never had a response.

I have lost count of the number of mail boxes and trees that I have had to replace because of accidents at this intersection. I have cleared tons of broken glass and car parts from my driveway and lawn.

Cars are frequently driving in excess of 90 mph. Three times this year utility poles and strategically planted trees prevented vehicles from landing on my lawn or in my house. One crash last month sent a car halfway up the easement on the west side of my property on 120th Avenue North. The other vehicle landed some 50 feet away on the east side of my property on Tangerine Blvd. I e-mailed ITID just over two weeks ago and suggested speed bumps. I said it would only be a matter of time before someone was killed at this dangerous intersection. To my astonishment, I received a response from ITID suggesting that I follow their R3 program on their web site.

Not totally unexpected, on Sunday, a mother riding her bike was killed at the intersection. Some 20 Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office units plus a helicopter responded.

The PBSO is not proactive. They can’t be everywhere, but are never seen at this dangerous intersection. They are reactive. To the woman’s family: my condolences. To the PBSO: please show up. To ITID: speed bumps now or multi-million-dollar lawsuits later.

Karl Witter, The Acreage