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What's bugging you? Exiting onto Aloma

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A near collision that took place at the corner of Aloma Avenue and Coachlight Way is a sight, neighbors say, too common at this intersection.  

"It can get quite frustrating, especially during rush hour times," Ed Hindle says. "Those seem to be the worst hours of the day."

Hindle has lived at the Georgetown Estates for over 16 years, and has witnessed several cars collide into one another.

"Over the last month … I've seen four or five [accidents], with three to five vehicles involved with rear-end vehicle type things," Hindle says.

In fact, the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP) says 15 car crashes have occurred since March 2010.

Neighbors say what makes this intersection so dangerous is that a "no u-turn" sign doesn't exist, so you have cars making u-turns to head back Westbound on Aloma Avenue. That's what neighbors say adds to the danger of this busy intersection.

A spokesman from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) says, "U-turns are an important function of divided roadways.  We did not observe any conflicts related to u-turn movements during our last review of this intersection."  

Neighbors seem to disagree.

"There's a danger for vehicles trying to get out, because people don't pay attention to the "do not block" the intersection," Hindle says. "So then it becomes hard to edge your nose out to finally get to where you can make a left."

But after we contacted FDOT, a spokesperson says an engineer would revisit the intersection. Neighbors just hope they reconsider before the next car crash turns out to be a fatal one. 

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