PALM SPRINGS, Ca.
To locals the intersection of Dinah Shore and Crossley Road in Palm Springs is notorious.
"Oh that’s always been a bad intersection, there’s always been accidents there," says Paula Ayala, whose lived in the valley for about 30 years.
They say speeding combined with a left turn without a signal force drivers to yield blindly and this combination has proven to be deadly time and time again.
"I’m not sure if there’s any fatalities but it looked like somebody’s been hurt so I have witnessed accidents there," says Dennis Davisson.
"I try to avoid it as much as possible only because you see them running the red lights or they turn right in front of you when you’re trying to turn," says Ayala.
Kathy Nguyen, the owner of LV Nails in Palm Springs says her staff and clients rely on the intersection to get to her nail salon. She says she often worries about them because some of her clients have been involved in car accidents there.
"My clients sometimes they have accidents there and they told me about that so I’m really sad," says Nguyen.
So when we shared the news the city will be installing a protected left turn, locals were relieved and grateful.
"Oh that’s good finally," says Ayala.
"It’s been a long time waiting for that there’s been so much tragedy just right there," says Olga Duff.
"Yeah, I’m really happy about that, thank you a lot," says Nguyen.