One of the unfortunate side effects of the shrinking influence of news organizations is the lack of reportage when tragic incidents occur.
Apparently, last evening, at approximately 7:30 PM, there was a traffic collision between a truck and a motorcycle on Bundy Canyon Road at the Shell gas station, located adjacent to the northbound offramp of the Interstate 15 freeway. As a result of the collision, it appears that a motorcyclist suffered critical injuries at that location.
Please click on the following link to the Riverside County Sheriff Department for confirmation that Bundy Canyon Road was completely shut down for two hours following the accident:
According to various contributors to the Wildomar Friends and Communities Facebook page, the collision involved a vehicle making a left turn out of the Shell station, crossing Bundy Canyon Road when the collision occurred.
If you recall, Wildomar Magazine previously dealt with the conditions required by Riverside County, and the conditions required by the City of Wildomar. Originally, the developer was to develop an entire commercial parcel, with an exit at Sellers Road, with traffic lights in order to allow patrons to turn left onto Bundy Canyon Road. However, developer apparently induced the City Hall staff to allow him to build only the gas station/minimart portion of the project. At that time, the City of Wildomar was going to permit a four way stop sign at Sellers Road, which would have caused a significant traffic jam on Bundy Canyon Road. At the end of the day, the project went forward without any meaningful traffic controls, even permitting unsafe left turns across Bundy Canyon Road.
As a result of their failure to recognize the potential hazards, the City of Wildomar has exposed themselves to potential litigation for their dereliction of duty in failing to require the appropriate traffic controls for the project.
However, beyond the potential economic losses due to litigation, which losses can be transferred to the city’s insurance pool, the moral deficit which will stain the current elected officials, and their so-called ” professional staff” cannot be transferred to anyone but the elected officials who approved this project without requiring the appropriate traffic controls to ensure public safety.
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