Road Condition on Fort Avenue Causes Car to Lose its Exhaust System

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Yesterday around 5:30pm South Baltimore resident Brandon Leibowitz was driving westbound on Fort Ave. when he heard a loud ‘clank’ at the intersection of Jackson St. He was alerted that his exhaust system had fallen off of his car – and was sitting in the street – after the driver of the car behind him honked.

Leibowitz hit a dip in the road around a steel plate, which was in place because of the installation of new gas lines. The installation of these lines has been underway for several months. “I was probably driving under five miles per hour at time,” Leibowitz told Leibowitz drives a coup, which he described as being “a little lower to the ground than your average car, but not too much.”

Leibowitz called 311 and has started the process of filing a claim with Baltimore City. He has also been in touch with Councilman Eric Costello who helped report the incident.

Leibowitz has been quoted about $500 for repairs. He also paid for a tow truck and missed work today, and described the whole situation as “a real inconvenience.”

Last night, the same intersection caused another car’s airbags to discharge.

City contractors have since made some repairs to the road at the intersection.

The intersection also had a water main break in May.

Photo Courtesy of Brandon Leibowitz 

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