As reported by the North County Times, Fallbrook, California is home to
an extremely dangerous intersection. The latest accident at the intersection
of East Mission Road and Santa Margarita was the 17th crash in the past
five years. The accident left the nearby Fallbrook Utility district headquarters
without power, but did not result in any injuries.
Keith Lewinger, the district general manager for Fallbrook Utility, has
witnessed many of the accidents and requested that the town conduct a
“Seriously, it’s two or three times a year,” he told
the newspaper. “The monument in front of my office that says ‘Fallbrook
Public Utility’ has been knocked over twice in 15 years. The windows
in my office that look over the corner have been broken by debris from
cars crashing. Last year in a period of 10 days, we had three accidents.”
While Fallbrook is taking steps to address the high-risk intersection,
it is unclear when a traffic light might be installed, as there is already
a waiting list for traffic lights in the county.
The majority of California car accidents happen at or near intersections.
Therefore, drivers are advised to be extra cautious when approaching intersections
and to be alert of drivers and pedestrians approaching from different