Another Fatality on Highway 67
Written by Rhea on November 22, 2016
Anyone who lives in Ramona and travels the 67 knows just how dangerous it is. With the broad curves, the endless amount of hikers playing “frogger,” and the four-lane, high-speed traffic zooming through, it’s no wonder. Yesterday proved again how treacherous the trek between Ramona and Poway can be.
According to the Ramona Sentinel:
Around 1:08 p.m. an 18-year-old Ramona woman driving too fast for the wet conditions lost control of her southbound 2004 Chevy Trailblazer southbound on SR- 67, according to the California Highway Patrol. The vehicle, which was traveling about 60 mph, began sliding sideways across the pavement and crossed directly into the path of a 2016 Hyundai Tucson in the northbound lane, said CHP Public Information Officer Kevin Pearlstein. The driver of the Hyundai, a 25-year-old Ramona woman, had no time to react and a broadside collision occurred within the northbound lanes, he reported.
It was later reported that the 54 year old passenger of the Hyundai died.
The residents of Ramona are understandably upset. Many want to know when Cal-trans will put the safety of the highway onto their priority list and install center dividers. Others think dividers will only make things worse and that it is simply the careless nature of the drivers who are to blame. What do you think? Let us know what you think a solution to this increasing traffic nightmare could be.