Even the Girl Scouts Warned Caltrans About the Dangers
After yesterdays deadly crash that left two dead and twelve injured, the LA Times finds that a girl scout made a powerpoint presentation (part 1, part 2) for the city of La Canada Flintridge and Caltrans prompted by a similar crash last September that destroyed seven cars and injured one. The city also had been pressing for changes after the incident, but they said Caltrans kept on delaying a study. The girl scout, Malia Mailes, said Caltrans at first told her September's incident was isolated and did nothing until the city began to bring pressure to the state agency. "Now I want to try to see if Caltrans is going to do something to help our community solve this issue," she told the Times. "This accident was completely preventable, and if Caltrans had listened to the city's pleas, maybe this accident might not have happened."