A 52-year-old Miami grandmother has lost her struggle to survive just weeks after she was struck by a car and her loved ones say this death could have been prevented had the county moved faster to repair street lights that were disabled by copper wire thieves.
A Miami woman who was hit by a car while trying to cross a very dark street has died from her injuries.
Miami-Dade County is cracking down on copper wire thefts and street light vandalism which have left South Florida drivers and neighborhoods in the dark. A Miami-Dade Public Safety Commission voted Tuesday to create a task force on scrap metal and copper wire theft.
Copper thefts are leaving South Florida drivers and neighborhoods in the dark. So far this year on Miami-Dade County streets alone, nearly 300 streetlights have been broken, vandalized by thieves trying to get at the copper wire inside.
If you’re a non-union Dade County employee, look for less in the check than you’d expected July 1st, courtesy of the Miami-Dade Commission.
The recall effort against Miami-Dade Commissioner Natacha Seijas will take another step forward Monday when nearly 5,000 signatures are expected to be delivered to the County Clerk’s office for certification.