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Vehicles collide near Elysian Valley school

Car crash on Riverside Drive near Dorris Place Elementary in Elysian Valley

Photo by Jennifer Deines

ELYSIAN VALLEY — A car and a pickup truck collided this morning near Dorris Place Elementary as students were arriving on campus.

Parent Jennifer Deines took photos of the collision on Riverside Drive near Altman Street that took place at about 8 a.m.  It did not appear that anyone was injured but no police or traffic enforcement officers had shown up nearly 30 minutes after the crash, she said.

There’s a 25 mile-per-hour speed limit near the school but speeding remains a problem, Deines said.  “The [neighborhood council] has been asking the [senior leader officer] for more enforcement of speeds along Riverside,” she said.

Car crash on Riverside Drive near Dorris Place Elementary in Elysian Valley

Photo by Jennifer Deines

Car crash on Riverside Drive near Dorris Place Elementary in Elysian Valley

Photo by Jennifer Deines

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5 comments

  1. It does not look like speeding was the problem. It looks like someone made a left hand turn and did not yield the right of way. Anyone know the REAL details of the accident?

    • Its a combination of obstructed view due to parked cars blocking the (often speeding) oncoming traffic. This is Altman, where Dorris Place Elementary is located. The speed when children are present is 25. The speed limit changes to 35 a couple blocks past the school.

      We are requesting additional traffic calming features and an assessment of phasing along Riverside Drive since cars regularly travel much faster than posted signs. Its treated like a freeway since its so wide and has few signals.

      There was an injury collision involving a parent and student just a couple of years ago at this same spot.

  2. You don’t tear off someone’s tire going 25 MPH. Perhaps not speeding more than 35 MPH, but still that’d be 10 MPH over the limit.

    • Looks like the speed limit says 35mph up at the street sign (in the picture)… and with four lanes and no traffic lights at the crosswalks, it doesn’t really seems to me like the DOT wants to calm speeding. Quite the opposite, judging by the design of the street.

  3. Most like looks like a fail to yield to oncoming traffic. Speeding had nothing to do with it. Police do not show up unless someone is hurt.

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