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William Ware remembered

Original post made on Mar 21, 2013

At the suggestion of a Valley Transit Authority bus driver, a bench dedicated to the memory of William Ware has been installed at a bus stop near the intersection of California Street and Escuela Avenue -- at the site of the accident that took the Mountain View man's life last summer.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, March 21, 2013, 1:09 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by Dave, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Mar 21, 2013 at 5:22 pm

Just drove by today. Some "bozo" has already tagged the bench just below the plaque.

Posted by RIP, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 21, 2013 at 5:53 pm

Rest in peace. I hope the perp who killed William gets life in prison.

Posted by Marsha, a resident of Jackson Park
on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:59 pm

A shelter over the bench would be nice, also.

Posted by Observer, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 22, 2013 at 8:26 pm

A second the over-head shelter with the side walls made of reinforced concrete strong enough to provide protection from a car driven by a nut going 80+mph. Otherwise, any one sitting on the bench doesn't stand a chance while the laws of physics prevail.

Posted by Greg David, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:19 pm

For about $300 material and labor, an 8" diameter concrete filled steel bollard could be installed a few feet ahead of the bench. Even one of VTA's concrete garbage cans would give someone a fighting chance. Without something like this or a mature tree there instead, anyone on that bench or any other exposed VTA bench is a sitting duck.

RIP William

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