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2 Accidents Back Up Traffic at I-5 Palm Avenue Exit

In two separate incidents, two woman, one on a bike and one on a motorcycle, were hit by cars near Interstate 5 and Palm Avenue. The woman on a bike was trapped underneath a car for a period of time.

Traffic backed up at the southbound Interstate 5 Palm Avenue exit Friday afternoon after two separate accidents, including one in which a bicycle rider was hit by a car near the corner of Palm and Saturn Boulevard, authorities said.

A woman was riding her bike against traffic around 1:30 p.m. near the Southland Plaza Shopping Center when she was hit by the car and trapped underneath the vehicle for a period of time, according to a San Diego Police Department watch commander.

The unidentified woman suffered head injuries and was transported to the hospital.

In a separate incident about 2:45 p.m. near the Palm Avenue exit on Interstate 5, a woman on a motorcycle was hit by a Ford Expedition, said Larry Landeros with California Highway Patrol. The motorcycle would land on top of her, and she suffered injuries to her legs.

Libi Uremovic September 07, 2012 at 10:48 PM
an exit north of the home dept shopping center would be looking very good to the people stuck in traffic right now...
June Murray-Schultze September 07, 2012 at 11:02 PM
They might want to consider that once they open that new Walmart. That area is already congested enough and there is only one way in and one way out. Very poor planning.
Shorebird September 07, 2012 at 11:07 PM
Walmart should pay for an exit north of Palm or San Diego City council since they are the ones that approved opening a Walmart in that center. Isnt that the same intersection where the proposed increased in speed limit would begin? Hello Caltrans, Imperial Beach may have a problem here.
Urdadi Ismydadi September 08, 2012 at 05:04 AM
Once this walmart open, there will be hell in that intersection! This is why I either go through Coronado Ave. or go through the back, where the horse stables are and get on Dairy Mart to get on the I5NORTH! I AM NOT DEALING WITH THESE CRAZY PEOPLE! The Lady that got ran over must have been high on some IB drugs, because she was not only going the wrong way, but she went ramming into traffic like nothing! Crazy people i tell you.. And let me guess.. They blamed the poor guy that hit her.. He kept grabbing himself, asking her if she was ok.. Please open another entrance to the freeway north of HD! Its going to be pretty ugly there..
Urdadi Ismydadi September 08, 2012 at 05:06 AM
I AGREE!
Libi Uremovic September 08, 2012 at 05:39 AM
i've hear that there was suppose to be a ramp put in north of the mall, but it never happened... ...anyone know the background on that..?
Shorebird September 08, 2012 at 05:58 AM
pssst! Libi, they (planners/managers, Walmart ) are all hoping we will forget the need for a ramp there..However, as that area is controlled by the State of California maybe a huge outcry now would attract the attention of someone who wants to be elected or re-elected and the ramp will be built or le5tters to Walmart>
John Galt September 08, 2012 at 01:42 PM
Why should Walmart pay? Why not Von's or Home Depot? The intersection has always been a mess.
Jon Hall September 08, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Caltrans said no to the ramp after Egger sold the land for the stores to go in --- they also revamped the entire off-ramp and created the mess we have now --- many bitched at that time and were told too damn bad We also tried to get 19th Street finished to Main St --- were told to forget it ...
Shorebird September 08, 2012 at 03:10 PM
perhaps when the accident rate increases and the intersection is noted for serious traffic problems someone will pay attention.. Can hardly wait for all the Holiday shoppers coming up soon. Coronado avenue will be overrun too, just by folks wanting to take care of their own lives, like getting to and from work, school or maybe trying to get to the freeway. Which will be worse, all the way to Coronado to go across the bridge to get out of town or trying to get through Palm avenue & Saturn. It won't be pretty.
Devin Townsend September 08, 2012 at 03:12 PM
IB drugs? You need to check yourself ALEX. There are far worse "drug problems" in other cities in San Diego. IB doesn't need people like you bad mouthing it.
Shorebird September 08, 2012 at 03:14 PM
Walmart bought San Diego City Council on this one, let em pay..they are one of the richest groups of people in the U,S. They can darn well afford to do more for the area, with all their profit from made in China goods.
Victor Mele September 08, 2012 at 07:58 PM
Well said.
kathleen September 09, 2012 at 04:02 AM
Yep I agree.....IB is a wonderful place. loved it all my 45yrs. never did like the bad mouthers. I say, u don't like it dont live here, makes more room for the rest of us whom know what a gem IB really is....
ALEX September 09, 2012 at 04:08 AM
I love IB.. I never said I dont... Did I mention anything about not like living here? I love it.. But it's really sad to know that there is a lot of drugs here in IB.. U need a crack house.. there's a couple in each block.. YES.. there's other cities battling with this issue, but I have not seen it as much as I have in IB..
ibbarbara September 09, 2012 at 04:19 AM
Thank you Devin & Kathleen. Agree with you both.
ALEX September 09, 2012 at 04:33 AM
BTW KAthleen.. Unfortunate for you that we just bought a home here.. so I'll be here for a very long time.. ;) "IF" I would have a problem with the drug rate here.. I would have never chosen this area for my family.. Just to let you know.. They don't bother me.. I don't get them in trouble.. Simple as that..
Libi Uremovic September 09, 2012 at 05:07 AM
there was a junkie living on ocean lane selling crack & heroin ...we'd have bums hanging out, needles and vomit on the lane...the neighbors went to the landlord , but the landlord refused to control the junkies....their 'policy' is to take no action ''until there is an arrest''... so we called the sheriff's every time we saw them gathering - i called so many times i would ask for a 'junkie sweep on ocean lane' and dispatch would know exactly what i was talking about...they made dozens of arrests ... ...and i turned into code compliance 17 city and state code violations on the property - with 12 pages of color pictures... this city double tickets - if the sheriff's dept is called the city tickets the tenant and the landlord....1st ticket $100, 2nd ticket $200, 3rd ticket $400... if the tenant violates code compliance the landlord is also ticketed....i told dave garcie to tell jerry bice that i'm going track every property he owns and manages and write them up for everything i can find....i can find a lot.... .....no more junkies on ocean lane...
Jack Fisher September 10, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Just to clear the air. The young lady who got hit is a close friend of my family and I. She was coming down the hill and her brakes went out and she had no way of stopping. That's what happend, it was an ACCIDENT! No drugs or anything like it, just bad luck. She is recovering fine but her the extent of her leg injury is not known yet. I feel for the driver as well as it must have been horrifying to hit someone and have them pinned under the car. I do believe that the City and shopping center owner should really think about providing an alternate exit as a way of helping to make the center more accessible. Libi, thanks for keeping an eye on our city even when those who are paid to fail. Jack
Shorebird September 10, 2012 at 07:46 PM
I always thought the City of Imperial Beach limit on the east side started at 15thst. According to Mapquest it is somewhere between 16th &18th st..at the veary least east of 18th street is South San Diego City limit. http://www.mapquest.com/maps?address=825+Imperial+Beach+Blvd&city=Imperial+Beach&state=CA&zipcode=91932&redirect=true City of San Diego is responsible for that traffic cluster at Saturn and Palm ave. Get your posse up and ride to San Diego City Council

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