Coronado residents express concern over dangerous street

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CORONADO, Calif. – Concerned residents spoke before the Coronado City Council Tuesday night to discuss the rising number of pedestrian accidents on the notoriously dangerous Fourth Street.

Joshua Schmid was the victim of the road's third major pedestrian accident in the last 18 months. The second-year college student was struck by a car while taking the trash out.

“I just remember pain and confusion and that’s about it,” said the political science major. “I suffered from a skull fracture and had internal hemorrhaging, but fortunately nothing else in my body was hurt. I’m so grateful to be up and moving around like I am.”

Dozens of steel staples hold the teens head together while his fractured skull heals. He felt compelled to speak before the council.

“This has to stop. I know it’s not an easy solution, but please keep pressing the issue and do your best,” said Schind. “I don’t want to see another accident happen on Fourth Street. Just please, do everything you can.”

Coronado Mayor Casey Tanaka has resisted any safety measures, fearing one signal could lead to three street lights, changing the flow of traffic for the island community.

“Someone always brings up signal lights and I’ll say it again: I am unequivocally against street lights because I believe they won’t have any effect on the safety of Coronado,” Tanaka said at the meeting.

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  • Emmett McMahon

    I worked at the NASNE for about 28 years until I retired in 1995, this covered the some of the pre-bridge and the bridge years. Living in San Diego it was necessary to use the bridge daily to get to and from work. I do not recall having this type of serious problems when I was there. ?? Drivers had to watch the speed limit and the pedestrians had to watch the traffic. ??

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  • Emmett McMahon

    I worked at the NASNI for about 28 years until I retired in 1995, this covered some of the pre-bridge and the bridge years. Living in San Diego it was necessary to use the bridge daily to get to and from work. I do not recall having this type of serious problems when I was there. ?? Drivers had to watch the speed limit and the pedestrians had to watch the traffic. ?? What has happened??

  • Toni McGowan

    There is something the mayor can do. And it is no secret. However, he reports the state can manage the street better. What leader says something like that? He and the city council can explore relinquishment of the two state highways that carve the city in half, dividing children from schools and seniors from the only hospital or emergency facilities. All they need to do is make the formal request to Caltrans. Caltrans wants this. San Diego and Imperial Beach are already in the relinquishment process for their portions of this very same state highway. Once this is done, Coronado will know what it will cost to manage their own city. The public health and safety is a mayor’s first responsibility. And he is shirking that and saying the matter is hopeless, If the city owned the streets, pedestrian crosswalks and Hawklights would be allowed, they could set the speed limit back to where it was at 25mph, they could implement complete streets safety measures. This is the only long term solution.

  • Patricia Powers

    Sadly this is happening everywhere in San Diego. Anyhow, I also used to work on NI, never noticed the speed on that street until I tried running across it as a runner last Summer. It’s downright dangerous. How many other people need to get killed or injured before something is done about it?

  • Jonathan Lee

    i swear 4th street after the bridge cars are always flying down there like its a race track i understand the situation for the teen who got hit. nobody seems to care anymore about others all i see is they only care for themselves.

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