28 August 2009

On the Skids in Carbon Canyon #2412

It is becoming more and more apparent that there is a point on Carbon Canyon Road (State Highway 142) on the Brea side of Carbon Canyon, at which some drivers have a very difficult time distinguishing which direction the road is going as opposed to where they want to go (or where chemicals want to take them?).

This spot, directly across from the old bridge that led to the La Vida Mineral Springs, has been the site of at least four accidents in 2009 alone. I did notice three Brea patrol cars there several days ago and now know why.

The above photos show how a westbound vehicle left the roadway and went up a small dirt embankment. This is just a few yards east of a recent "offroad" experience in which a driver smashed through the end of a guardrail and descended down into Carbon [Canyon] Creek. Meanwhile, directly across the road, two other westbound travelers have skidded across lanes and disturbed a poor faux rock hiding a utility box.

Eight months, four accidents. Hmmm . . .

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