Unsafe Guard Rail Design Caused a Fatality Archived

1301 40th Avenue Northeast Saint Petersburg, Florida Show on Map Hide Map
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A few years ago on the 40th St bridge there was an accident where a young girl was decapitated. I believe this fatality is entirely to blame on the guard rail design for that bridge. If you look at it, the concrete barrier is an actual ramp. What happened is that the young girl driving hit that concrete ramp and the car then, while elevated, hit the aluminum guard rail, which came through the window killing the teenaged girl.

This is the worst, most poorly designed concrete barrier I have ever seen, it is an actual ramp. Each time I drive past it I just can not believe that the city did not make a simple change to the design to prevent any future tragedies.

Please have one or your city engineers drive by and take a look at it.

John Indermaur
813-784-1716
John.indy@gmail.com


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