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Car Barrels Off Freeway, Traffic Grinds to Halt

The crash was reported around 5:20 p.m. on the southbound interstate 15 just north of Winchester Road.

A car that reportedly spun off the side of Interstate 15 had traffic grinding to a halt today.

The crash was reported at 5:20 p.m. on the southbound side of the freeway just north of Winchester, according to a Riverside County Fire Department dispatcher.

A silver Toyota Matrix and a gray Toyota Avalon were sitting in lanes at 5:27 p.m., and a Honda Civic was sitting in the bushes on the side of freeway.

The first and second lanes were blocked, and traffic ground to a halt.

Information on the condition of the drivers was unavailable minutes after the crash.

Paul February 23, 2012 at 11:12 AM
Yes, it has progressed into a major revision, not just a new off ramp. There will be a new overpass over I-15 for Date St with on and off ramps, on both sides of I-15. But there will be another new southbound off ramp from SB I-15 for traffic that wants off at Winchester. This will start NORTH of the new Date St overpass,and will go beneath the new overpass on to go off at Winchester. This extended side road off ramp will also help avoid the problem weave that SB I-15 traffic now has with SB I-215 at the merge. It is a major construction job that will be done in several steps, and will significantly improve traffic flow and safety.
Paul February 23, 2012 at 11:15 AM
I do not see where to delete my reply here, I acidently left in the last five lines after I had reworded the text above it to include that thought.
JJ Mclure February 23, 2012 at 04:22 PM
these accidents seem to be daily
Brenda February 23, 2012 at 07:39 PM
They are daily if not several a day. I often take Murrieta Hot Springs road going to and fro just to avoid the Winchester Rd, freeway mess and going through all the heart attacks getting thru that area safely. With people cutting me off, then slamming on their brakes, swerving over 3 lanes as someone mentioned above to get off at Winchester and not sit in line. Its a horrible mess and the new project above Paul mentions sounds like it will take YEARS! :/ There should be some type of quick fix as there is alot of room on that portion of the 15 freeway to do something temporarily. If its even add 2 oor 3 designated lanes getting off on Winchester and starting back a mile or two before the actual exits, and HW patrol there always to ENFORCE IT and write out tickets. We need a fix now, as it was done by the Mall developers years ago, as should have been. Also people getting on the freeway at Winchester, look up what MERGE means. It means going the same speed as the people on the freeway, and you glide right into a spot that someone isnt childish enough to race up and block you from getting into. You are not going to get anywhere faster then anyone else.!
JJ Mclure February 24, 2012 at 02:32 PM
wankers getting drivers licenses

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