14 April 2010

On the Skids in Carbon Canyon #4483a and #4512

To follow up on the last post concerning the wreck near Carriage Hills on Monday afternoon:

The accompanying images, taken this morning, show a clear skid mark that came from across the highway from the westbound lane, a pulverized CalTrans sign, pieces of the car and other debris.

It is possible, despite the surmising above, that this was a one-car incident and that the front-end damage and smashed windshield on the vehicle in question was caused by hitting the sign and the hillside, after which the car spun around and came to rest facing northeastward.  Usually, however, at 3:30 p.m. or thereabouts, when this accident happened, there are a goodly number of commuters headiing the opposite direction (eastbound), so, if this was a single-vehicle incident, it was remarkable that another car wasn't involved.

Meantime, there was apparently an accident yesterday morning, the 13th, around 7:30-8 a.m. at the new traffic signal in Olinda Village that backed up westbound commuters all the way back to Chino Hills Parkway, a distance of a good five or so miles, for about 45 minutes to an hour.

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