09 January 2018

Two Major Accidents Yesterday in Carbon Canyon

It's always easy to blame the rain, especially when we had 12/100 of an inch since the season started on 1 October, but there were two major traffic accidents yesterday on Carbon Canyon Road.

My wife had the misfortune to be caught behind both.  With the first one, she remained on scene to be a witness as she was the car right behind the crash.  A truck came down the last portion of the S-curve heading east, skidded into the westbound lane, and badly damaged a vehicle.

The second one, however, got reported on in the Chino/Chino Hills Champion by Josh Thompson thusly:

Chino Hills police jailed a 35-year-old man on suspicion of driving under the influence Monday night after his vehicle fell 50 to 75 down an embankment, trapping his car on a barbed wire fence.
Mario Velez was booked into West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. He was later released with a citation, according to San Bernardino County jail records.
Deputies were called at 5:50 p.m. to Carbon Canyon Road and Carriage Hills Lane on a report a vehicle went off the road, said Chino Hills Police Sgt. Eno Lassiter.
“The driver was not injured. During the investigation, deputies learned the driver was intoxicated and lost control of the vehicle,” Sgt. Lassiter said.
Mr. Velez was arrested at 6:59 p.m.
Traffic on Carbon Canyon Road was congested until the road opened shortly after 8 p.m., according to the City of Chino Hills.
Fortunately, Velez went off the side of the road and not into opposing traffic where he could have killed someone.

There's a lot more rain today so, if you're driving Carbon Canyon Road, be extra careful and watchful.

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