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HOA, County working to slow drivers down in Bloomingdale

Posted at 4:03 PM, Jul 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-10 17:24:53-04

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Speeding is still a major issue in for people living in the Bloomingdale area, specifically those living near the Erindale Drive and Culbreth Road intersection. 

This is the same spot where a truck crashed through a brick wall and into a family's pool last week.

ABC Action News also found out that a woman almost crashed into that same wall Sunday.

"It would be nice if people would follow the speed limit for sure," said neighbor Jeffery Goddard. 

The county said TECO went out last week to put in new LED lights at that intersection so it's brighter out there. But many neighbors are looking for more to be done. 

The speed limit in the area is 30, but many say some drivers are going well over 50 most days. 

The HOA is working with the county to see what else can be done in the area. 

"I'm not crazy about speed humps because it's not great for your car," said Goddard. "But a three-way stop with extra lights would be great." 

Those are all options, according to the HOA. 

The Hillsborough County Sheriff's office is aware of the issue and said that speeding has been a problem in the area for several years. Officials have put signs up in the area, and deputies have increased patrols. 

"It's good to see that the agencies are working together." 

The president of the HOA, George May, said he is working on getting the County to come out and conduct road studies for the Culbreth and Erindale intersection and the Culbreth and Natures Way intersection.