Gated roads contributed to fatal crash


Recently, tragedy struck at Griffin Road and U.S. 27, when Antonio Feliu, trying to elude police, slammed his car into that of Maritza Medina, killing her.

All of this could have been prevented had Southwest Ranches not installed the gates at 199th, 202nd, and 205th avenues. These gates have been up since August 2012 to prevent their Pembroke Pines “neighbors” who live just slightly south on those same roads from accessing Griffin Road.

Now, of course, those who live in Southwest Ranches on those streets said they didn’t want the gates up and that they had good relationships with their Pembroke Pines neighbors, but that didn’t stop the Southwest Ranches Town Council.

I hate to be the one to tell them, but South Florida is growing up all around them. I hope that this tragedy haunts the mayor and council members for the rest of their lives.

Danny Zuccari, Pembroke Pines

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