18 April 2010

On the Skids in Carbon Canyon #4653

This one occurred last night around 8 p.m., courtesy of a young man of about 17 who happens to be a neighbor. 

His vintage VW bug was heading westbound on Carbon Canyon Road on the downgrade west of Olinda Village when he crossed lanes, smashed into the guardrail and slid along for quite an extended distance, leaving front and rear bumpers and windshields, as well as assorted and sundry debris, along the road. 

The rails were crumpled and support posts dislodged, which, of course, means CalTrans, at taxpayers' expense, will have to repair the second major guardrail rupture in the canyon during the last couple of weeks.  Naturally, the car was totaled and other neighbors heading eastbound shortly after the incident saw the driver standing, apparently uninjured or little so, on the side of the road.

This latest in a series of traffic incidents on SR 142 might, then, appropriately be filed under the heading "Spring Break."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The rabbit ran in front of his vw causing him to swerve. I saw it from my tree.

-signed, Sammy Squirrel