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By Dorothea Boughdadly, Director, Hoofs and Woofs Animal Rescue, Valley Center

April 18, 2013  (Valley Center) – It’s so sad that people die  and it's so preventable.  Valley Center Road looks like it goes straight ahead, but it does not.

Vesper Road goes straight and Valley Center Road curves to the right.  Very confusing to those new to the area.  And sadly, very deadly.

I was at the gas station and heard the crash.  It was a doozie, lots of sirens pretty fast after the crunch, but really sad to have lost lives.

I am the widow of a traffic fatality and find it very upsetting that the roads are not safer.

So many traffic fatalities, and they seem like numbers to those in charge of the safety of our roads.  But they are human lives, people with loved ones, moms, dads, brothers, sisters, sons and daughters, all leave broken hearts behind when they are taken from us.  No number can do that.

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