Is Cesar Chavez Street accident Prone? Mission Loc@l reader Shanon Dodge sent us theses photos and this comment about an accident that occurred near Chavez and Florida Street, Monday around 5p.m.
I live on Florida just off Cesar Chavez, and heard an awful screeching and crunching sound today at ten after five, and I went out to find the scene you see below. Two passengers in the silver car, an adult and a young girl, were unable to get out, and are being evaluated by paramedics as I write this. An entire streetlight was uprooted and thrown across one lane. Eastbound Chavez is closed and westbound is crawling as drivers rubberneck, and a traffic helicopter is circling overhead. Many neighbors are gathered and there are tales going around about the myriad other houses that have been hit like this. One older woman I tried to talk to about the upcoming improvements to Cesar Chavez Street pointed out that it took years just to get additional traffic lights on Chavez. Her own house was hit a few decades ago. It’s a sad scene, but one that is likely to get better with the long overdo reworking of the street. Those of us who have been involved in urging the City to redo this street would love to see a Cesar Chavez Street that is worthy of its namesake, not one that is a dangerous and ugly barrier between the Mission and Bernal.
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