Well it didn't take long for someone to get struck crossing College Street in Broad Ripple at the site of the new parking garage, which was built by Ersal Ozdemir's Keystone Construction with $6.5 million gifted to him by Mayor Greg Ballard in exchange for all the money Ozdemir has stuffed in his campaign wallet. When this parking garage was first proposed at this dangerous, busy intersection on an oddly-configured lot, I raised the concern that it was an open invitation for pedestrian accidents given how busy this street is and the fact that so many people who go to Broad Ripple do so to consume alcohol. That's exactly what happened last night when someone crossed the street in front of the Vogue nightclub. WTHR reports:
One man is recovering from his injuries this morning, after being hit by a car in Broad Ripple.
It happened around 12:40 a.m. Monday near the intersection of Broad Ripple Avenue and College Avenue, in front of the Vogue nightclub. Police say a man, in his 30s, was jay-walking when a car hit him. He hit the windshield and suffered a head injury. Police say he's is expected to recover.
The woman driving the car told police she had been drinking.
It's only a matter of time before taxpayers are asked to spend millions building a pedestrian bridge so people can cross College Avenue safely.