Cassandra was a Greek goddess who could predict the future, but who could do nothing to change it.
That came to mind when I read of the accident at Randall Road and Alexandra Boulevard on Saturday.
When that part of Four Colonies was before the Crystal Lake City Council, I attended to point out that the developer impact fees being charged were not enough to build the new grade school that would be required.
When I saw the entrance on Randall Road–what is now Alexandra Boulevard–I realized it closely resembled where my mother was killed by a speeding truck in Woodstock.
She was crossing Route 14 at Dean Street when a semi broadsided her.
There was no traffic signal, as there is now.
The topography coming over the hill heading south on Route 14 is similar to that of Randall Road heading south toward Lake in the Hills.
While attending the meeting to talk about how the Council’s approval would increase everyone’s taxes, I pointed out the probability that someone would get killed at the intersection, just as had happened to my mother in 1987.
The press release from the Crystal Lake Police Department last Friday stated that a three-car crash at the intersection left two people in critical condition.