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Venice Boardwalk Crash (2013)
In wake of Venice crash, L.A. council backs new boardwalk barriers
In wake of Venice crash, L.A. council backs new boardwalk barriers

Reacting to the weekend hit-and-run crash that left one dead and 16 injured, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to install temporary traffic barriers at the Venice Boardwalk. Saying the Venice neighborhood is "shaken" by the incident, Councilman Mike Bonin asked his colleagues to instruct various city agencies to place the temporary barriers at the most hazardous intersections along Ocean Front Walk until a permanent strategy for keeping cars away from pedestrians is developed. Bonin said the city should treat the boardwalk, which receives millions of visitors per year, less like a neighborhood park and more like a global tourist destination. Although four pylons were...

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