Residents concerned over crashes on Avocado Boulevard in El Cajon
Most recent deadly crash happened Feb. 19
Last Updated: 288 days ago
EL CAJON, Calif. - A deadly car crash Tuesday night is raising questions about the safety of a busy East County roadway.
At about 6 p.m. on Feb. 19, an elderly man struck and killed by a car while crossing Avocado Boulevard in El Cajon.
Neighbors told 10News the man was hit so hard his shoes came off.
"His shoe fell in my patio, so my patio became a crime scene," said Fabio Garcia, who lives right next to the crash scene.
Garcia has lived in the area for 24 years. He estimated 50 crashes have happened near his home during that time, and he said 10 have been fatal.
"Nothing gets done. People are dying on this street," said Garcia.
He said drivers treat Avocado Boulevard like a raceway. The long stretches between stoplights gives vehicles enough space to pick up speed, and Garcia said most of the problems happen at night.
"I won't even cross the street at night. I'll go all the way around," he said.
In the last six months, 10News has broadcast two other crashes along Avocado Blvd. Garcia said the city needs to get drivers to slow down.
"Speed bump, a stop sign. I've seen in some neighborhoods where they even put another light," he suggested.
10News called and emailed El Cajon officials regarding the street, but no response was given as of Wednesday evening.
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