Hallandale Beach city officials are meeting Wednesday evening to discuss speeding concerns and traffic near Foster Park, a few weeks after a 12-year-old girl died from injuries she received in a hit-and-run on her way to the park.
Shania Jackson died Nov. 24 after she was struck by a car while crossing Foster Road on its 600 block on Nov. 18.
Now, some members of the community want to make sure that other children are safe when they walk and play in the area.
Hallandale Beach City Commissioner Anthony Sanders and other officials are looking at options to curb speeding and make traffic safer near Foster Park.
Steven Parkinson, the city’s director of public works, has ordered a study of the 12-intersection-long corridor – nine of which do not have stop signs or traffic lights.
“Pavement markings – there are various technologies out there now to show us they trick the mind, in that you may think you’re going faster than you really are, so slow down,” Parkinson told NBC 6. “Signage, pavement markings, all work to slow traffic down.”
Fernando G. Mayers, 25, of Hallandale Beach faces charges of vehicular homicide, leaving the scene of an accident involving death, driving with a license suspended as a habitual traffic offender and driving with a suspended license in connection with the incident, according to online Broward court records.