OK, so we’re hyping the “danger” part of this a bit (or more than a bit).
Still, officials are once again examining how to make the traffic island at Beacon and Charles, aka Codman Island, a bit safer, after yet another accident there:
According to Boston Police, on Nov. 10 at around 3:30 a.m., a grey Mercedes struck the center traffic island before the driver and a passenger allegedly fled the scene in another vehicle. The Mercedes struck two poles and a tree on the traffic island before becoming lodged several feet off the ground between cement blocks and the downed poles and tree. No injuries were reported. Damages to the island are estimated at between $26,000 and $27,000, according to Keeta Gilmore, president of the BHCA board of directors.
They’re thinking of more lights.
One thing we know they’re not contemplating: Getting rid of the island. Can you imagine the resulting carnage of people dashing across the intersection – to and from the Common and Public Garden – amidst Boston traffic?
We’d rather cross a river swarming with hungry crocodiles, frankly.