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Dangerous: West Point Loma Blvd. and Ebers St. intersection

Stop signs or roundabout suggested

Aftermath of April 15 accident
Aftermath of April 15 accident

Following an accident at the intersection of West Point Loma Boulevard and Ebers Street on April 15 (in which there were no injuries), I talked to nearby residents Chris and Susie. We were out watching the police direct traffic while the tow trucks did their thing.

Chris told me that his family has owned the house on one of the corners for over 60 years. He said he has witnessed a lot of accidents. The pair told me that approximately every three to four months, an accident occurs at this corner. Chris said he never sees the incidents posted on the county's government website for accident reports; they both would like to see that happen, since they have lobbied the O.B. Town Council in the past for either a three-way stop sign or a roundabout like they have in Bird Rock. They said they last approached the O.B. Town Council over five years ago and that they are going to start asking for a solution again.

As of now, there is only one stop sign at Ebers, but none going east and west on West Point Loma. When I mentioned that the car lineup to get into O.B. on a summer weekend can make traffic back up along West Point Loma, they said that is what the town council had told them when denying the stop sign, and that's why they think a roundabout might do a better job of moving traffic along while preventing accidents.

They said a young child was crossing the street about a year ago and was hit by a car and taken to the hospital. They don't know what happened to him. Some mornings, it takes Chris minutes to back out of his driveway because no one will let him in when the line down Ebers is filled with cars.

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Aftermath of April 15 accident
Aftermath of April 15 accident

Following an accident at the intersection of West Point Loma Boulevard and Ebers Street on April 15 (in which there were no injuries), I talked to nearby residents Chris and Susie. We were out watching the police direct traffic while the tow trucks did their thing.

Chris told me that his family has owned the house on one of the corners for over 60 years. He said he has witnessed a lot of accidents. The pair told me that approximately every three to four months, an accident occurs at this corner. Chris said he never sees the incidents posted on the county's government website for accident reports; they both would like to see that happen, since they have lobbied the O.B. Town Council in the past for either a three-way stop sign or a roundabout like they have in Bird Rock. They said they last approached the O.B. Town Council over five years ago and that they are going to start asking for a solution again.

As of now, there is only one stop sign at Ebers, but none going east and west on West Point Loma. When I mentioned that the car lineup to get into O.B. on a summer weekend can make traffic back up along West Point Loma, they said that is what the town council had told them when denying the stop sign, and that's why they think a roundabout might do a better job of moving traffic along while preventing accidents.

They said a young child was crossing the street about a year ago and was hit by a car and taken to the hospital. They don't know what happened to him. Some mornings, it takes Chris minutes to back out of his driveway because no one will let him in when the line down Ebers is filled with cars.

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