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Neighbors fear West Palm Beach intersection after numerous crashes

Posted at 7:18 PM, May 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-03 04:53:57-04

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — People who live near Village Boulevard and Brandywine Road are adamant that it’s a dangerous intersection that needs review.

“I wake up with a boom,” said Susan Wolfman.

Wolfman has lived in the neighborhood behind the intersection of Brandywine Road and Village Boulevard for more than a decade.

“I’ve seen cars in the trees, I’ve seen cars overturned and I’ve seen serious injuries,” said Wolfman.

Exclusive Chopper 5 video on Tuesday spotted a car on its side after a wreck during the morning commute.

“We just look at each other and run to the cul-de-sac here and go, 'Oh my gosh, another one,' It boggles the mind,” said Wolfman.

West Palm Beach Police statistics shows the intersection has seen an average of 44 accidents a year since 2015. Since the start of this year, 24 accidents have been reported. That’s more than one a week.

“Well, you can’t really see around those bushes, so you got to stick your head out a little bit to see it,” said Steve Schulthies.

People in the area complain about the ficus trees creating a blind spot when turning east or west off Brandywine Road.

“The intersection starts too soon. It’s not wide enough,” said Schulthies.

Others believe there needs to be speed limit signs posted along Village Boulevard and either more stop signs at the intersection or a traffic light.

NewsChannel 5 reached out to the city, county and FDOT to figure out what, if anything is going to be done to address these concerns. The Palm Beach County Engineering Department says it’s a city road, and any changes would have to be made through West Palm Beach. We are still waiting to hear back from the city about this.

WPTV will update this story as new information becomes available.