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CHP investigating hit-and-run crash that ignited grass fire near Four Corners intersection

Original post made on Oct 7, 2020

The CHP is looking to identify a motorist who drove off an embankment along Highway 84 in Skylonda on Sunday night and left the scene, a crash that ignited a small grass fire and prompted some nearby residents to briefly evacuate.

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Posted by patty m.
a resident of Woodside: Skywood/Skylonda
on Oct 7, 2020 at 11:54 pm

patty m. is a registered user.

Preventing wildfire ? Usually difficult, yet not in this case IF we had visible CHP on these most dangerous roads on a regular basis. Racing is a constant threat to the lives of all motorists and residents who NEED these roads. I live a few miles from where this happened, regularly hear the horrifying loud roaring of racing cars on Skyline and Hwy. 84, especially at night, for hours. I've called the Sheriff office to report, and many local residents for YEARS have worked tirelessly for attention to this from our representatives. We know the only thing that deters it is a regular CHP presence. Yet, the racers know and promote these roads due to NO law enforcement here. What will it take? How many more lives lost and more wildfires (that are preventable) ?


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Posted by La Honda Resident
a resident of another community
on Oct 8, 2020 at 9:05 am

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I would like to echo what Patty said. The rampant abuse of our roads has reached epic proportions during the pandemic. It was bad before, but it has gone from bad to much worse. Every day car groups and motorcyclists race recklessly on Highway 84 and Highway 35. The sound is deafening and our families are being put in constant danger by these selfish people. The other day a speeding car drove me off of Highway 84 near San Gregorio in the act of passing 4-5 cars at once. I had to make a quick maneuver onto the shoulder to avoid a head-on. We need enforcement, not just in Woodside, but throughout the San Mateo County unincorporated area so that these reckless drivers understand that they are at risk of consequences for their abuse of the roads were are all supposed to share and endangering the lives of others for the benefit of their thrill-seeking.


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