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Temporary safety improvements being installed along 15th St. corridor

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Following traffic crashes and pedestrian deaths, Hillsborough County is making immediate temporary fixes to improve safety on 15th St. between Fowler and Fletcher.

The county says it’s high on their list of unsafe streets. There were 111 crashes between January 2015 and the end of March 2020, and three pedestrian deaths in the last three years.

“It’s troublesome because I’m vision-impaired and there’s a lot of traffic here so I really have to watch what I’m doing and how I’m doing it because they’ll run you over and don’t even care,” said Sean Wright.

Wright says he lives in the area and walks frequently.

“It’s not safe because we’ve got a bunch of kids. As you can see right across the street, we have a daycare center, over here we have a lot of housing and people just fly through here all the time,” he said.

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