In the past few days I came across evidence of 2 pedestrian crossing island accidents. I really hope that nobody was hurt. I haven’t seen anything in the news about this.
First, it was the crossing island on Powell Ave just east of Liberty Ave across from the Bottle Drop Center. Someone ran over the white sign indicating the island and the pedestrian crossing sign. The pedestrian crossing sign on the south side of Powell was also struck. All signs were replaced today so in my included images, these sign appear good as new because they are. They were just installed today.
Then today, I came across evidence of someone plowing across the crossing island for the Gresham-Fairview Trail which crosses Glisan St. EVERYTHING on the island was wiped out and parts of the vehicle were still strewn across the center turn lane with fluids still shoving signs of being spilled all over the roadway. This must have happened last night or possibly the night before as I last rode this on Tuesday and everything looked fine then. Incidentally, this crossing has a ghost bike as there was a fatality here some years ago.
See my images of both crossings below. Anyone have any information on these accidents?