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Off-road vehicle - Really!

Original post made on Mar 30, 2009

What was reported as a serious rollover accident on Foothill Road Saturday turned out to be something less when the driver of this Honda minivan pulled off on the shoulder a bit too far and slid sideways into a 10 foot deep drainage ditch. The unidentified drive wasn't hurt but police closed southbound Foothill briefly until the vehicle could be pulled out of the ditch. Photo by Jay Flachsbarth.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, March 30, 2009, 6:48 AM


Posted by Guest, a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 30, 2009 at 4:28 pm

Second time in a year or so that I've seen a vehicle in the ditch along Foothill Road. It might be wise for the city to consider a guard rail, better signage, and/or reducing the depth of the ditch. That ditch never has large amounts of water in it, so I'm not sure it needs to be that deep anyway. It is a hazard to bike riders as well, because if they have to move to avoid a car or the other way round, someone's ride could end up in the ditch. Saturday was a competition at Foothill High School that brought in lots of people from out of town that have no idea of the ditch being there and the danger of pulling off the road a little too far!

Posted by Resident, a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Mar 30, 2009 at 8:32 pm

Oooops. One of those accidents that you feel like an idiot and will make a great story for the driver in years to come. Glad it was not a big issue and no one was hurt

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 1, 2009 at 5:29 pm

Or maybe people should just learn to watch where they are driving.

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 1, 2009 at 7:42 pm

Stacey is a registered user.

Hi Stacey,

Until PW restricts all posts to those of registered users, please use a different identity so as not to confuse readers between you and me.

Posted by someyoungguyy, a resident of Stoneridge
on Apr 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm

Can the PW make the picture BIGGER??? thanks!!!

Posted by Stacey, a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Apr 2, 2009 at 3:07 am

Stacey thanks for being obnoxious and asking me to change my name. People know that you are registered and I'm not. That's how they tell the difference. Readers also know the difference between us you have an opinion on everything and you are generally a know it all. So keep your comments to yourself and leave me alone. Thanks and have a grand day .

Posted by STACEY, a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Apr 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm


Posted by Rae, a resident of Mohr Park
on Apr 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm

LOL! Thanks for the laugh unregistered Stacey! From what I've seen of your posts, you just described yourself. LOL!