TRAFFIC ALERT: State Route 76 closed from Old Highway 395 to Gird Rd. due to apparently fatal accident

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) has issued a Sig Alert due to the need to close State Route 76 in both directions at Gird Road following an accident.

Emergency calls were received about 6:55 a.m. indicating three cars had been involved in a collision and one person may have been killed.

8 Responses to "TRAFFIC ALERT: State Route 76 closed from Old Highway 395 to Gird Rd. due to apparently fatal accident"

  1. Lee   February 27, 2014 at 9:28 am

    Unreal! How sad. That’s what we get when Caltrans and SANDAG drag their feet in completing the expansion of the 76!

    Shame on them both!

  2. KulMom   February 27, 2014 at 9:42 am

    My prayers go out to those who are involved. The rain will surely cause accidents so everyone please take your time out there on the roads. It’s ok to be a little late, it’s not worth your life or someone else’s.

  3. Lee   February 27, 2014 at 9:56 am

    My dear fellow Fallbrookers, you have surely missed my . . . harping on our almighty military-industrial complex. Well, here you go.

    How is/has been the expansion of the 76 done? The answer, of course, is that it was first and foremost built through Oceanside . . . to allow Camp Pendleton’s marines excellent and speedy access on base. Naturally. Next was the all-important 1.5 miles east of the 15 which one would immediately suspect to have facilitated excellent access to the quarry. Wrong. The reason, as we now clearly see in hindsight, is to accommodate the upcoming housing development on the corner of the 15 & 76 where, you guessed it, many of our friends next door will live. And the stretch between the 15 and Mission Rd. where the main flow of Pendleton’s personnel does not travel? (Oh sure, there are of course some military personnel who do travel this route; I am sure some of you would undoubtedly have pointed this out had I not admitted as much.) But the point is the that WE, THE PEOPLE come last, and our almighty military-complex comes first. And yet, WE, THE PEOPLE pay for this! Unreal.

    Almighty military-industrial complex first; WE, THE PEOPLE be darned . . . or, heck, let them die on a rinky-dinky not to mention dangerous road.

  4. paul   February 27, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Has nothing to due with the road, Caltrans, or SanDag. Has everything to due with reckless driving, passing in no passing zones, passing in intersections , driving too fast for conditions, & road rage.

  5. observant   February 27, 2014 at 10:03 am


    It’s the environmentalist nutcases and funding that hold up projects like Highway 76.

    The good news is they will probably be using reclaimed water on the landscaping.

  6. DR DR   February 27, 2014 at 10:10 am

    No, it’s what happens when it rains and people drive too fast for road conditions. Freeways and 4 lane roads don’t have accidents?

  7. Govt Lies   February 27, 2014 at 10:50 am

    In 1986 voters agreed to increase their taxes to widen this highway. Instead the money was wasted on trains and busses few ride. Here we are in 2014 and the dozens of dead on this stretch of road continues to have more bodies piled on top.

  8. Pink   February 27, 2014 at 11:09 am

    As usual Lee blames a tragic accident on the road rather than on reckless drivers who drive too fast in the rain. Of course all intelligent people know that it has nothing at all to do with the so called military industrial complex, which doesn’t even exist in the first place (except in Lee’s imagination of course).


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