Time To Call The Insurance Agent
Apparently someone was late for a lunch date in Corona this afternoon. Luckily, according to someone on scene, no one suffered any serious injury and there was no collateral damage with the exception of the light pole, which didn’t stand a chance (on a serious note… if someone had been standing there, the driver might be looking at more time than it takes to have a long conversation with the insurance company).
At approximately 12:28pm today, a sport utility vehicle took out a concrete light pole at the 2000 block of West Ontario Avenue, in Corona, California (directly in front of the home at 2040 W. Ontario, Corona, CA 92882). In looking at the damage of the vehicle, it can be assumed that the vehicle was travelling at a pretty good speed and didn’t bother braking before crushing the light pole.
Oddly, the crash site was only 3 homes past a stop sign, and going up hill. This leads me to believe that the driver must have failed to stop at the stop sign as generating sufficient speed to do that kind of damage from 100 yards away (going up hill), seems very unlikely.
The northbound lane of West Ontario Avenue has been blocked until the vehicle and debris can be removed and agents of the Corona Police Department are on scene with 3 units handling the scene and directing traffic to take an alternative route.
The homes along this section of West Ontario Avenue are faced with a few daily inconveniences. The home owners and renters on this street see several hundred cars per day traverse this thoroughfare as it is an alternative route to the 91 freeway to reach South Corona neighborhoods. Drivers here can be erratic and backing out of a driveway on Ontario is not for the faint of heart.
A local tow truck is on scene and the vehicle and debris should be removed shortly so we can all get back to what’s really important… finding and buying homes in Corona (did you expect anything else from a Corona real estate broker?).