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Pedestrian struck by truck dies of injuries

Original post made on Nov 8, 2011

Mountain View police are hoping to find witnesses to a fatal car accident that took the life of a 91-year-old pedestrian on Monday, Nov. 7.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, November 8, 2011, 1:48 PM

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Posted by Stee
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:37 pm

Social Indictment
"...traffic investigators believe a number of people may have witnessed the accident..." Come on now, almost no witnesses were at the scene or tried to help; at 5:40 pm on a Sunday? What has happened to this society? It reminds of the toddler girl that was run over twice on October 18th in China (video is available online). Have we become a society of insects unmoved by the suffering, injury, and death of people near to us? Do we as a society see everyday life as an on-going movie, dissociating us from our humanity and our ability to act?

Possibly Charlie Chaplin can add some consolation when he said "Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Shoreline West
on Nov 8, 2011 at 3:39 pm

Social Indictment
"...traffic investigators believe a number of people may have witnessed the accident..." Come on now, almost no witnesses were at the scene or tried to help; at 5:40 pm on a Sunday? What has happened to this society? It reminds of the toddler girl that was run over twice on October 18th in China (video is available online). Have we become a society of insects unmoved by the suffering, injury, and death of people near to us? Do we as a society see everyday life as an on-going movie, dissociating us from our humanity and our ability to act?

Possibly Charlie Chaplin can add some consolation when he said "Nothing is permanent in this wicked world - not even our troubles."


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Posted by Observer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

Did the driver have a license? Insurance? Was the car properly registered?


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Posted by Nikki
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:34 pm

The police were out there today taking measurements and asking for witnesses. Sometimes at a busy intersection things happen so fast and accident happen when you blink, in fact I think that is often how accidents happen.

That intersection is particularly dangerous with a lot of fast moving cars merging off the freeway and a lot of pedestrians, many of them seniors traveling to the store or medical center from several senior mobile home parks. This is not the first senior fatality near that intersection.

These sad and tragic accidents remind us to slow down, pay attention, and to be on the lookout for cars, pedestrians and bicyclists that share the road with us.




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Posted by These people Drive?
a resident of another community
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:58 pm

"Come on now, almost no witnesses were at the scene or tried to help; at 5:40 pm on a Sunday? "

REREAD IT. The article says ". . . Monday, Nov. 7.", not Sunday.
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Nikki, thank you for your calm and reasoned commentary about how bad this intersection often is.


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Posted by These people Drive?
a resident of another community
on Nov 8, 2011 at 5:59 pm

"Come on now, almost no witnesses were at the scene or tried to help; at 5:40 pm on a Sunday? "

REREAD IT. The article says ". . . Monday, Nov. 7.", not Sunday.
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Nikki, thank you for your calm and reasoned commentary about how bad this intersection often is.


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Posted by Court
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Nov 8, 2011 at 7:03 pm

is this why the traffic back up on el camino is awful tonight ??? they were stopping cars and showing people stuff..well rip lady.. and hope justice will be served.


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Posted by USA
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 8, 2011 at 8:18 pm

A sad situation for all involved, particularly the victim's family.

Rest in peace.


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