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Riverside Dr Accident

Another accident on Riverside Dr between Collier and Gunnerson. Small car versus a 18 wheeler truck. When is someone going to do something to provide more safe streets for us? If this was a four lane highway could this accident have been prevented? Not to mention what it does to anyone that is driving in this area. The Police Officer was calmly sitting in her car at Gunnerson & Riverside Dr, she was not out directing traffic or helping. This accident caused traffic snarls all over town because this is a main artery from Central to four corners. Not to mention that everyone getting off the Ortega and heading up Riverside Dr to this area had no idea what they were going to come up on. I think a petiton to the County, City and CalTrans is in order, there is no reason that any of us should have to be subjected to unsafe road conditions to drive on.  I hope all involved are OK but by the looks of it I would say probably not.
Diana February 03, 2014 at 05:44 PM
On Friday afternoon without any accidents in the area Collier was backed up to Riverside Drive with people trying to get on Hwy 74.15Fwy at 3PM, me and my girlfriends stood there and watched this go on for over 45 mins, people running the red lights, blocking the intersection. All of these cars came from the four corners area, I am assuming this would be school traffic??? The owners of the antique store in this location said it is like this everyday. No, we don't need anymore roads for people, really!
Community Member February 13, 2014 at 05:11 PM
We have to live in reality. We live in a town that will continue to grow. It is never going to be how it was. Most likely we will not catch up with the population growth as far as the roads are concerned. Do you know any town that has?? We all need to drive defensively and considerately. Learn to drive slower and let someone in your lane of traffic once in a while. Leave a little earlier for your destination so that you will not be in a rush.
Antonio February 13, 2014 at 05:20 PM
I understand where your coming from, but to me reality is standing up and exercising our democratic principles. You seem resigned to adjusting to the "powers that be." Not me. We suffer from over development and resulting traffic congestion because we don't understand who we vote for elected leaders, if we vote at all. Do you know why real estate agents salivate over getting elected to city councils? It's because the greatest power a city council exercises is land use, deciding what and where it gets built. The RE agents on city councils ensure that over development and shifting costs from business to average joe taxpayer will continue.
Community Member February 13, 2014 at 11:52 PM
Very true Lyn.

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