This New Pedestrian Crossing Sign Lasted One Day Before Getting Hit

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Pedestrian crossing signs aren't often long for this world. They're thrown out onto the streets practically waiting to get hit. So goes the story of a pedestrian crossing sign at Lamartine and Mozart streets.

Jamaica Plain resident @pawlbologna tweeted about his personal experience with the intersection, including getting hit in 2017. He shared the challenge of getting the city to put up a new pedestrian crossing sign after a previous sign was hit and unusable.

Just recently a new sign was put up -- then hit and knocked down within one day.

After the sign was hit and knocked down within its first day on the job, @pawlbologna made a keen observation. The intersection's crosswalk needs to be changed permanently to make it safer.