Millbrae Road Continues to Be Pedestrian Accident Magnet

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A stretch of road in Millbrae, San Mateo County has been the scene of several accidents that pedestrian accident lawyers have linked to defective road design.

A stretch of road in Millbrae, San Mateo County has been the scene of several accidents that pedestrian accident lawyers have linked to defective road design.  In spite of this fact, the California Department of Transportation has failed to take any measures to fix the road.

The stretch of El Camino Real in Millbrae was the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in 2006, which left a teenager seriously injured.  The girl was crossing the road on a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a Toyota.  She suffered severe brain injuries, and was left in a coma.

Her family filed a lawsuit against the California Department of Transportation, claiming that there was a defect in the road design, specifically the absence of a traffic light at the crosswalk, which caused the accident and injuries.

In 2010, the California Department of Transportation was ordered to pay the family of the girl $8 million in compensation for her injuries.  The jury found that the California Department of Transportation had been clearly aware that crosswalks that do not have traffic signals are potentially dangerous for pedestrians, but had taken no action to correct the situation.

Even after that judgment against the California Department Of Transportation, the agency has not been any hurry to correct the situation.  The stretch of road where the 17-year-old girl was seriously injured continues to be without traffic lights.  There have been no efforts made to improve that crossing at all.

There are other crosswalks in Millbrae that have similar pedestrian safety defects.  These crosswalks also do not have traffic lights, and there have been serious pedestrian accidents here too.  Since the accident that injured the 17-year-old girl, there have been other accidents which injured at least 11 pedestrians.  Still, Cal-trans fails to act.

 

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