Hahn Directs Safety Review of Stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard After Tiger Woods Crash

Hahn Directs Safety Review of Stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard After Tiger Woods Crash

San Pedro, CA — Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn has directed the LA County Department of Public Works to conduct a safety review of the stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard where Tiger Woods was badly injured in a car accident yesterday. The accident took place on the stretch of Hawthorne on the border of Rolling Hills Estates and Rancho Palos Verdes located in Supervisor Hahn's fourth supervisorial district.

Supervisor Hahn released the following statement regarding the accident and the safety review:

“First, I want to extend my best wishes to Tiger and his family for his swift and full recovery. Like so many other Angelenos, I was shocked and saddened when I heard the news of his accident. I want to commend the first responders from LA County Fire and the Sheriff’s Department for responding so quickly and for their outstanding work on the scene to remove Tiger from the vehicle.

Traffic Safety across Los Angeles County is a tremendous concern for me and my colleagues on the Board of Supervisors. The accident occurred along a stretch of roadway between two coastal communities: the cities of Rancho Palos Verdes and Rolling Hills Estates. But the issue of traffic safety is one that affects the entire LA County region.

I’ve directed the County’s Public Works agency, and its director Mark Pestrella, who serves as the County’s Road Commissioner, to conduct a safety review of this section of roadway and to reach out to both cities with an offer of technical assistance and engineering support to make it safer for motorists, local community members and the general public.”

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  • Leonard Fowell
    commented 2021-02-24 17:44:36 -0800
    Thank you Ms. Hahn for this action. My backyard borders Hawthorne Boulevard at the intersection with Palos Verdes Dr. North. In the days preceding the accident, the LA County Sheriffs were pulling over speeders on Hawthorne Blvd. several times a day. Pre-pandemic, the rate of drivers ending up in the runaway lane was about one a week. Typically, they try to get out without assistance – I surmise that alcohol may often be involved since this usually occurs late at night on the weekend. A few months ago, in the morning, a young lady drove her car over the center divider and into the south end of my property. Again, this is not far from the Tiger Woods accident site. Luckily, she and her passenger were unhurt. She said she was on her way to work and her brakes failed. About once a month there would be an accident that required police presence and/or ambulance. I just wanted to voice my support and give credence to your proposal to study the traffic conditions on this stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard
  • Emily Lintner
    published this page in Press Releases 2021-02-24 13:28:59 -0800