Victims’ families want improvements to dangerous curve on the Joe Fulton Corridor

Posted at 4:15 PM, Sep 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-04 17:15:35-04

(This story was originally posted: Oct 26, 2016 6:34 PM CDT)

In just the last month, there have been two fatal accidents on the Joe Fulton Corridor, involving motorcyclists. On Wednesday, the loved ones of those victims are asking for improvements to that road.

Loved ones say it’s dark and not heavily traveled. The curve along the Joe Fulton Corridor claimed the life of Sandra’s brother Robert Garza back in September.

Port Police say Garza was speeding, Sandra and her family say, the area is poorly lit and wishes there could be more done to help drivers who choose to take the JFC at night.

Port police who tell us this road is up to standard but they are working to make improvements to make it safer at night

Sandra said, “I know lighting isn’t going to replace him, I know rumble strips aren’t going to replace him but I’m sure it’ll help somebody else. It’ll save somebody else’s life.”

Capt. Eric Giannamore with the Port Police said, “Even though it meets the minimum requirements or the requirements for that road, there’s always things that can be done to enhance the safety of the public.”

As for when we can begin to see any changes, there’s no date yet. The Port’s working with the Metropolitan Planning Organization on those improvements.