Hawthorne Boulevard, with a speed limit of 45 mph, is one of the main routes out of the peninsula. The combination of the steep grade, curves and wide lanes often leads to accidents. Residents called it a “dangerous stretch of road” and said there were collisions there all the time.
The site of the accident is on the border of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates, which together have jurisdiction over the highway, Hahn said. The Department of Public Works will be working with both cities to provide technical assistance for their safety review, spokesman Steven Frasher said.
Tiger Woods was driving ten miles from a five-star resort south of Los Angeles to a golf club where he was due to tee off with Drew Brees when he lost control on a downhill stretch of highway in a ‘horror’ crash