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154 Traffic Accident
updated: Feb 22, 2013, 11:42 AM

By Edhat Subscriber

Injury traffic accident ,vehicle over the side on 154 near Cachuma lake. 154 is closed in both directions and cars are been turned around.

UPDATE: Woman rescued with minor injuries after Hwy. 154 crash. (02/23/13)
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 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 12:19 PM

Info per CHP website..

 

 COMMENT 377515P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 12:22 PM

There goes "saving time" by using The Pass.

 

 COMMENT 377527 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 12:59 PM

Single vehicle accidents largely occur to DISTRACTED DRIVING... I can not believe how many drivers on the pass, a dangerous two lane road as it is, are on the phone or texting...
There will be more dead and injuried so you can talk/text with your friends about "important" issues.
The authorities should check cell records- fine and charge her for the costs incurred if, in fact, it was distracted driving.

 

 COMMENT 377535 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 01:13 PM

Charge "her" with distracted driving.....interesting. No assumptions made there.

 

 COMMENT 377537 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 01:23 PM

Noozhawk article states "a woman" was trapped in her car on 154... Also, it was mentioned in the above, "if in FACT..."
There no assumptions made- facts are facts

 

 JBYRD agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 01:40 PM

I hardly ever see people on the phone or texting on the Pass, I drive it every day. Of course, I'm paying attention to the road instead of worrying about/distracting myself with paying attention to what others are doing in their vehicles.

 

 COMMENT 377557 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 02:03 PM

Not making any assumptions about this accident, but how about the drivers coming home from the Casino after a few hours of playing and drinking and avoiding the freeway AND all those tasting rooms that our SB locals and tourists visit and then drive home over the pass. I have been on the planned van wine tours and believe me I am very happy none of the people in my group was driving home.

There are more than distracted drivers driving on the Pass lately.

 

 COMMENT 377571 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 02:29 PM

Good Job Rodger Dodger Thank You for the Tip Hope she is alright

 

 COMMENT 377583 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 02:51 PM

Re: 37757 -- The gambling floor at the Chumash Casino is dry. No alcohol served (although those players that go at it for 8-14 hours at a stretch might well be suffering from googly eyes on their drive home).

 

 COMMENT 377602 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 03:18 PM

I ride a motorcycle on the pass all the time. A big part of riding is being defensive, so I am always watching oncoming (drivers) traffic. Yes, there are A LOT of distracted drivers. Yesterday, when I got to the bottom of the pass, at the Calle Real light, I asked the driver if she knew how much danger she was placing on her, her two kids and others using the pass while talking on her cell... She looked at me like I was crazy-

 

 ROGER DODGER agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 03:23 PM

Actually Shakey busted the news on this one I was on my morning walk up Milpas..

 

 COMMENT 377728P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 09:19 PM

DMV will assume that she had a seizure. I think they will pull her license for a year.

 

 COMMENT 377745P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 11:21 PM

Driving is dangerous! The PR about DUI drivers and local officials attempting to create safety for soft bodies passing though areas where people who may or may not be cognizant of the fact that they're supposedly in control of more than a ton of high speed metal is really creating a safety hazard. Drive defensively, cross streets defensively. We've had more than enough deaths here for us to assume that everyone else on the road is texting or drunk, and it's disgusting both that elected officials have the cojones to pretend that they can create a safe driving environment, and that some of us have lost sufficient survival instinct to believe them.

 

 COMMENT 377749P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-22 11:57 PM

What do elected officials have to do with driving safely and defensively?! State legislature might make a difference to some vehicle code, years after a problem is identified.
Oh, Got it! Bulb-outs is what you mean.

Look out for yourself, drive well, slowly within reason, carefully and defensively!! Great if someone is prosecuted for their driving crimes, but that really doesn't matter to me if I'm hit, walking, biking or driving!

 

 COMMENT 377779 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 08:01 AM

Here`s a plan I wrote once: We need 3 Kiosks on the 154..One at each end & one at the top [top kiosk w/patrol car] with Sheriff explorers manning the booths with speed-radars. Report a suspicious driver & they would`nt make it a mile before being stopped. It could be paid for by the Casino & victim compensation through DUI classes.

 

 COMMENT 377785 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 08:14 AM

ANOTHER accident on the pass during Janet Wolf occupation of the office. Another?

 

 COMMENT 377817P agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 10:02 AM

154 is exhausting driving. Lots of tailgating worries on the curves, driving downhill with an eye on the dashboard speedometer, etc. I have suggested (New-Press letters) creating lots more well-paved pull-out areas, to relieve drivers who feel they need respite from the traffic stream.

 

 COMMENT 377833 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 10:52 AM

The wine tasting rooms have very limited hours and close early. The casino is open 24/7 and despite claims to the contrary is totally unpoliced and welcomes everyone including drug users as long as all these customers are losing lots of money. The vast majority of criminal activity and vehiclular accidents are directly attributed to the casino but the law enforcement agencies are loath to keep statistical track and investigate matters occurring off the reseration for fear of being accused of being "politically incorrect" or perhaps anti-Indian etc. even though many of the so called "Chumash" are not only not Chumash at all but are not even Indian descendants.

 

 COMMENT 377840 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 11:06 AM

154 is a two lane mountin pass / road. If your driving skills do not warrant your ability to operate a 3000 lbs + vehicle with skills, STAY OFF 154 AN TAKE 101!
The vast majority of drivers on 154 are proficient and most are the regular commuters, the problem lies with under confident drivers and over confident commuters who feel they can give 50% towards driving and 50% towards their cell phone text- conversation . CHP should focus more on the bad and distracted drivers on the pass than someone going 59mph.

 

 COMMENT 377866 agree helpful negative off topic

2013-02-23 12:57 PM

840, you are forgetting that the stretch on the 101 that includes the tunnel is definitely not for the timid.

 

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