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Young passenger killed in Highway 84 head-on; Tri-Valley's 5th fatal crash in 10 days

Original post made on Sep 6, 2021

A juvenile passenger died from injuries they sustained in a head-on collision on Highway 84 near Sunol on Sunday morning, marking the fifth traffic fatality in 10 days for the greater Tri-Valley.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, September 5, 2021, 1:48 PM

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Posted by vp
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Sep 6, 2021 at 10:57 am

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In their infinite wisdom during “construction”, the Highway 84 construction crew a couple of months back removed the wisely installed safety dots between lanes that jarringly woke up anyone who drifted / crossed over lanes.

These were literally 3 inches apart. Lacking an actual physical barrier, it had worked to keep these high speed lanes apart.

Now with their removal and without anything separating the lanes, this early
Morning tragedy has unfolded.

Wonder how many months or years they will have this construction continue with their actions without thoughts to local driver safety. They do have 3 ft high concrete barriers for their own safety, while squeezing the actual drivers head on into each other


Posted by Carole Lee Manning
a resident of Danbury Park
on Sep 6, 2021 at 12:23 pm

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How about the change in lane configuration where NB 680 connects with Hiway 84? If one is driving in the slow lane on 680 the lane suddenly disappears at the offramp to 84. The driver is forced to suddenly go left into the adjacent lane -- it's especially fun if traffic is bearing down on you from that adjacent lane!


Posted by Mike
a resident of Val Vista
on Sep 9, 2021 at 10:57 am

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To VP:
Reliance on traffic dots is not the safest way to drive. Seriously we do not allow the blind to drive nor should we allow those who cannot or will not make driving their first and only responsibility while behind the wheel. Instead of complaining slow down and actually pay attention to the road. Facebook and your most recent text can wait.
To Carole Lee Manning:
Driving requires a level of reading and paying attention that people fail at all the time. Claiming ignorance of lane configurations is only proof that you either fail to watch traffic signs or you are driving without your full attention on the road. Driving has never been a passive activity. Blaming the road? Please own your failure to pay attention.


Posted by vp
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Sep 9, 2021 at 2:14 pm

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Mike. I wholly agree with you. But one cannot control for the person in the opposite lane who falls asleep at the wheel.

In that case, I (and you too) would be much more happier if there were traffic dots (which was the case before) to wake them up as opposed to preaching about their personal responsibility.

Let’s Find a solution, implement a solution for everyone’s benefit vs. hope that people will be more responsible.


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