“When I first heard the news about a truck dropping into Chicano Park,” says Mayor Faulconer, "I naturally assumed it was just another campaign maneuver from the Trump camp. But when I learned that the truck claimed the lives of four people, I realized my mistake. Not even Trump would commit murder this close to Election Day. No, this was a horrific accident, one that is all the more tragic because it could have been avoided, if only the founders of Chicano Park had picked a safer location. Some place away from massive overpasses carrying hurtling vehicles full of drunken members of the U.S. military. But we can’t change history, and in this case, we can’t do much about the future, either: Chicano Park is where Chicano Park is. All we can do is take steps to try to prevent this kind of awful thing from ever happening again.
"That’s why my administration is placing 'falling truck hazard' signs on every one of the concrete supports holding up the overpass. I realize that this may cause some further distress within the Hispanic community, due to the colorful murals that are painted on those supports. But you can’t put a price, aesthetic or monetary, on safety.”