Tragic collission near Salton City

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The California Highway Patrol says the tragedy occurred at around 8:20 Sunday morning. Full Story
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Since: Nov 07

Yucca Valley, CA

#28 Nov 28, 2007
There is a problem at EVERY intersection on HWY 86; from S22/S Marina Dr at Salton City to Ave 66 (AM/PM) in Mecca. From signage that is placed (by CalTrans) creating blind spots for drivers pulling onto the highway, to allowing farm workers without valid drivers licenses to drive farm equipment across four lanes of a busy, 65mph highway without escort or pilot vehicles.

You can bet if you are heading to Indio from Salton City on the " new and improved" HWY 86 Expressway, chances are you WILL have some idiot pull out in front of you at some point!

San Diego, CA

#29 Nov 29, 2007
puro mitote is what you get when you log on this site. we want to hear somthing real
Not Listening to Hear-say

United States

#30 Nov 29, 2007
Dear it's useless,
You really need to proof-read your message before you post it!
I do get the basic messsage of what you are saying, but by lack of proper English & mis-spelling you loose the impact of your message.
How you know that most of the violaters were from Orange County must mean that 'you are in the know.' Either on the responder team, or from the sheriff's dept.
The basic message I am sure you are trying to get accross is that people do have to be cautious at that intersection and that it does not matter where you are from -- you do have to be careful!
Unfortunately, people not from this area do not know that this is a dangerous intersection, and have no idea that this even is an intersection.
At the very least there should be some kind of warning on the highway several miles before the casino that you are approaching a dangerous cross traffic situation.
It says a the very least -- cross traffic ahead. Which litterally we all see and pay no attention to, simply because it means just that. "There is cross traffic pay attention."
Unfortunately, the cross traffic wants to get on the road, they can't see the traffic coming over the hill and they pull out into oncoming traffic without realizing it. The other unfortunate victum is the person sitting at the stop sign waithing to turn onto the highway and gets hit by the repercussion of the unfortunate accident near them.
This is a very dangerous intersection and personally will pay the high prices for gas at the local entities or drive to Avenue 66 before going anywhere near the Torres Martinez turnoff!
seenit grow

Los Angeles, CA

#31 Dec 19, 2008
im 50 now seen it grow year after year from 2 lane highway to a 4 lane freeway thats what it is now a damn freeway could you image making a left turn on n/b 86 thats like making a left turn on the 118 freeway in ventura co. whens tran cals goin get a clue,lets bet it takes 2 more lives before they have a meeting to address the problem , just built another casino and gas station on the other side fill u[p in indio or brawley before heading out that way
Long Time Resident

United States

#32 Dec 20, 2008
Seenit grow,
You are absolutely right. The old two-lane 86 was a dangeous highway, but everyone drove it as such. Now, the four lane expressway is considered just like an LA freeway. No problems, no cross-traffic!
There are so many roads coming onto the expressway, there is a lot of traffic turning against opposing traffic -- there does need to be many more traffic lights at major intersections and Cal-Trans really needs to re-examine the heighth of their signs. People not familiar with this area do not realize that those 'safety' signs are actually blocking a vehicle that will take away their way of life.
Price Check Aisle Three

Barnesville, OH

#34 Dec 25, 2008
Excuse me "north side villians" could I please see your I.D. if you plan on buying that can of spray paint.
Desert Shores Resident

Landers, CA

#35 Dec 27, 2008
Price Check Aisle Three wrote:
Excuse me "north side villians" could I please see your I.D. if you plan on buying that can of spray paint.
dictator barrett is having I.D. envy again.

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