Folks coming into Rancho Santa Margarita from Mission Viejo may notice something a little out of place in the center divide.
The large sign that informs residents and visitors that they are now entering the city limits of RSM has taken a beating.
The stone marker on Santa Margarita Parkway was the victim of a collision that took place Thursday, about 2:40 a.m., when a small pickup hit the large sign.
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At present, a piece of the wheel structure rests against the structure, which includes the city's seal. Also visible are tire tracks leading into the collision in which the left front of the vehicle struck the right side of the sign.
As for the driver of the errant pickup, he was transported to Mission Hospital and Orange County Sheriff Deputies requested a blood tech to test him for alcohol and drugs.
No word yet on when the sign will be replaced, but for now, RSM wishes you a cautious welcome to the city.