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Driver Hits Traffic Island on Fiji Way

Car hit concrete pillar and toppled it.

A woman in a silver BMW slammed into the median that separates Fiji Way about 50 yards east of Lincoln Boulevard on Sunday at approximately 8 p.m., according to a resident who saw the damage after the accident occurred.

The landscaped island with steel-reinforced cement pillars that separates Fiji Way is intended to prohibit drivers from using the road as a shortcut to the Marina Freeway.

"The pillar was underneath the car," said Joanie Nester, a Villa Marina resident. She said that the woman, who appeared to be in her mid 20's, was stable after the accident and that the airbag had deployed.

A phone call to the Los Angeles Street Maintenance Division to inquire about the estimated repair time for the damage was not immediately returned. 

Correction: The article previously quoted Joanie Nester as saying that the pillar was on top of the car, but the pillar was actually underneath.

Homer Simpson September 05, 2012 at 03:43 AM
Doh!
Westlawn neighbor September 05, 2012 at 11:58 PM
"BMW, the ultimate driving-machine." The woman in this silver BMW, *NOT* the ultimate Driver ! I wonder if she was "TEXTing," or dialing her hand-held cell phone. { These "smart phones" are smarter than their owners. } "... the woman, who appeared to be in her mid 20's, " Yep, Texting for sure. "... was stable after the accident ..." but UN-stable Before the accident ! "... the airbag had deployed." Let's hope that it "knocked-some-sense-into-her."

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