Posted by C. Ashley, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 23, 2012 at 8:06 pm
I'm glad the lady was OK, but can't say that for the traffic! I was on Park, wanting to take that ramp onto Oregon just before 3PM, and was directed to go further down Park Ave. Trouble was, I ended up having to go back out the El Camino, to get to East Meadow, since that was the closest way to get over the tracks. I wish there were more roads going under the tracks, instead of across them, since they are far and few between.
I live in Midtown, work at Barron Park Elem. so there's only the two crossings, Churchill Rd. or East Meadow. Took me 35 mins. to get home!
Posted by @Resident, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:42 pm
I am guessing that she was taking the turn too fast, she did not stay on asphalt and went straight on the embankment that raised one side of the car and pushed the car back to the road and caused the car to flip.
Posted by musical, a resident of the Palo Verde neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2012 at 4:20 am
Still haven't heard what possessed that driver's attention to flip her Toyota near Peers Park just six days ago. The car here also looks fairly undamaged for excessive speed to be the primary factor. I can't tell whether she was coming down Oregon or coming around the on-ramp. Given the photo alone I might think the car drove off the parking lot above the embankment. Seat-belts are a wonderful idea.
Posted by Brian, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:26 am
I suspect tsk tsk from Midtown is just "toy toy"ing with us. But I still got a chuckle from his comment. I can't imagine very many 82-year old women texting OR smoking, much less both at the same time.
Posted by Sandy, a resident of the Crescent Park neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2012 at 12:01 pm
I am glad the driver was alright but I agree with Robit Noops that senior citizens should be tested more during driver evaluations. Their reaction time is not always the best and we have seen many incidents when a driver was to put on their brakes and got confused and put on the gas. I am not saying take away all their licenses, but I know for sure that there are some out driving out there who shouldn't be. The fact she was texting and smoking, okay, I can go with the smoking, but texting - don't think so.
Posted by Closer to old, a resident of the Meadow Park neighborhood, on Oct 24, 2012 at 1:21 pm
When you're young and get into an accident, the suspicions of why are many. If you're old, people will only assume one reason.
I bet if you looked at the age breakdown of people who get into accidents, you would be surprised. Would people be calling for additional testing from the age group that is involved in the _most_ accidents?