Most California roads have a few stretches of dangerous roads where collisions seem to happen quite often. These roads are referred to as “killer stretches,” and it is mainly two-lane highways where drivers tend to speed. In most cases, all it takes is a slight distraction, driving under the influence, falling asleep at the wheel, or a slip of the hand to cause an accident. This is especially true when speeding.
Although San Diego has many dangerous highways, the most dangerous highway in is Highway 67. In fact, there have been so many catastrophic accidents occurring on this highway, it earned the nickname “bloody alley.” Some even refer to it as “Slaughterhouse Canyon Road.” This 25-mile highway stretches from El Cajon to Mount Woodson.
Aside from being narrow, it is steep and full of inclines, blind turns, and twists. People say Highway 67 is so dangerous because it was never intended for use as a highway. According to statistics, approximately 39,500 vehicles travel this road each and every day. This includes heavy-duty vehicles and large trucks, as well.
Driving on this highway is dangerous, and you should exercise caution when doing so. However, also note that, regardless of how cautious and responsible you are on the road, you could experience an accident due to the reckless driving of someone else. So, as always, the best thing you can do is drive with caution and hope for the best.
According to research, between 2007 and 2010, attempts were made to make the highway safer for motorists. However, due to the fact that funding dried up in 2010, these campaigns had to come to a halt. So, Highway 67, and various other intersections in San Diego, remain as dangerous as ever.
There have been hundreds of accidents on the dangerous roads of San Diego. Hundreds of people have died, and an equal number were injured. If you are a victim of a road accident, you may need auto wreck attorneys in San Diego, California.
We are a competent and professional law firm ready to assist you with your road accident claim. Feel free to give us a call when you are ready to discuss your rights and compensation.