Traffic signals, street signs, and road markings all play an essential role in maintaining the safe flow of traffic on our streets and roadways. White lines marked on pavement indicates that traffic flows in a single direction, while dotted yellow lines show that traffic flows in both directions. Solid yellow lines indicate that passing slower moving vehicles is considered unsafe and that drivers should wait to pass. Passing other vehicles when there’s a solid, double yellow line can lead to accidents which can cause severe injury or even death.
It appears that such an accident happened in Moreno Valley last month and has resulted in one person dead and seven others injured.
Patch.com reported on its website that the accident which involved three vehicles happened on Sunday, April 14th on Gilman Springs Road in Moreno at approximately 7:15 p.m.
The California Highway Patrol (CHP) and Cal Fire-Riverside responded to the scene of the crash. One person was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities withheld their name pending notification of family.
Investigators say that a man driving a 2017 BMW 430i was traveling westbound on Gilman Springs Road when he attempted to pass another slower moving driver also heading westbound. The BMW collided head-on with a 1998 Ford Taurus that was traveling eastbound on the same stretch of road.
A spokesperson for the CHP said that the stretch of road where the fatal crash occurred was marked with double, solid yellow lines. The collision caused the closure of Gilman Springs Road exit off of the 60 Freeway for several hours
The two people injured in the crash were transported to area hospitals to be treated for their injuries. One was listed in moderate condition while the other was listed with serious injuries.
A spokesperson with Cal Fire-Riverside said four additional people were involved in the accident but refused any additional treatment after being checked out by paramedics at the scene.