Hurt after her car was hit while pulling out of Lincoln Ct
onto Lincoln Avenue.
7:25 PM – Screech of tires; sound of impact:
Apparently, a young girl was driving the scooter with a passenger (her father?) and twisted the throttle too fast. Her passenger fell off and she lost control of the scooter. Then she ran into a car that was pulling out of the side street, perhaps too quickly.
The impact sent her flying and her helmet came off in the air.
7:31 – Fire engine paramedics arrive.
7:34 – Police and ambulance arrive.
There was a very small amount of blood on the street, perhaps from a cut on the side of her head. She was conscious the entire time on the street, and in some pain.
Echoing through the neighborhood this afternoon, the sound of a serious car accident. As usual, it was at Lincoln & Malone:
No one was hurt seriously except the passenger sitting in the right car. She seemed to be in a state of shock and eventually left the scene on a stretcher.
The little pedestrian with the scooter was also hurt, but I don’t know how that happened.
This intersection seems to be a more dangerous than most. Why is that?
Street department recently added 32 (why does it say 23?) to mark the lanes and provide tactile feedback to drivers:
Named after Elbert Botts, a Caltrans engineer, botts’ dots are round nonreflective raised pavement markers, made of ceramic or plastic and fastened to the road with epoxy.
(Hint: Click on the above image to stretch the view.)