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There are 10 comments on Medical Campus Employee in Critical Condition Following Accident

  1. Dedicated pedestrian lights are needed at the corners of Buick St/St. Paul and Harry Agganis/Pleasant St. Crossing Commonwealth when the walk light is on means dodging cars turning on to Comm Ave. from Buick St, Saint Paul St, Harry Agganis Way, or Pleasant St. As a pedestrian and a driver it’s terrifying. Someone, please fix this.

  2. I agree completely to the idea of building walk bridges in areas that accidents hapoen frequently. I saw thw whoke thing and it was absolutely terryfying.

  3. This is a very sobering and sad story, but can I say: There was a Muslim terrorist attack in San Bernadino, California, and not a peep on the subject in BU Today! A married couple killed 14 people and injured 21 others, after preparing by taking their young daughter to a family member’s home and loading their vehicle with pipe bombs and ammunition.

    Nothing in BU Today on the day of the attack, and now nothing the day afterward.

    Even if BU is too PC now to state the obvious — that Muslim terrorists are here and killing people, and that scenario can as likely play out on Commonwealth Avenue as in California or New York– why not at least discuss the University’s strategy should something similar occur here? Why not at least acknowledge this incident as at least as newsworthy as this traffic accident?

    It’s time to put on our big kids’ pants and deal with the real problems around us, BU Today.

  4. I don’t feel safe commuting every day from Brookline to the medical campus. For one thing, the intersections on comms ave are just dangerous, and on the medical campus, walking from albany street to mass ave, there’s construction, drug addicts, and a crazy intersection where you could either be pushed on the street, or disturbed by other people, or cross the street at the wrong timing (and get hit by a car?). Are we just waiting for more accidents to happen? Or are actions and preventions taken? I really don’t feel safe going to school everyday.

      1. There are many more appropriate ways to reduce the conflicts between pedestrians and cars, including bump outs and having appropriate width platforms for the T in this region.

        Physically, you cannot construct a walk bridge from the T tracks to the other side of the street and comply with the design requirements of ADA unless you build an elevator; which then introduces a bunch of other physical constraints. Walk bridges are just an impossible, much less impractical, solution.

        Luckily, Phase 2A of reconstructing Comm Ave will come soon with real-world solutions that are actually practical and proven to reduce these types of accidents.

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