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Driver dies in horrific crash on W. Middlefield

Original post made on Feb 22, 2010

Mountain View police say an "extremely horrific" single-car accident killed the driver of a Volvo after it smashed into seven trees on West Middlefield Road early Sunday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, February 22, 2010, 2:34 PM

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Posted by Ben
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:50 pm

I was at the scene right after the fire was put out, it seemed like the car was going very fast right before the rain had started. There was the whole front tire and a piece of suspension attached to it thrown 30 to 40 meters away from the car!.


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Posted by Shemp
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 22, 2010 at 5:58 pm

I'm tired of these nuts on the road. Considering it wasn't a Toyota and the time of night it occurred, I'm betting drugs and/or alcohol were involved. Fortunately no innocent people were hurt.


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Posted by wow
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 22, 2010 at 6:05 pm

ok people.. don't assume you know what happened!! We don't know the full story yet. Although, there is a chance that drugs/alcohol/speed were factors in the crash, we stil do not know and shouldn't assume that's why he crashed. It's really sad and unfortunate that the man lost his life in such a terrible way... but I am also glad that he did not kill anyone else.

=(


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Posted by Mr Advice
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 22, 2010 at 7:02 pm

Due to the severe damage I estimate the speed @ over 35mph.


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Posted by family
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 22, 2010 at 8:24 pm

thanks wow from cuesta park thats how you comment and nobody knows the family nor the problems and you that said Im tired of these nuts on the road that is not how you're supposed to express if you have respect and ethnic show it you do not know whats on all youre love ones mind RIGHT? TODAY WE MOURN TOMMORROW COULD BE YOU,DONT KNOW THE FUTURE.


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Posted by lisa
a resident of another community
on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:17 pm

he was a close friend he will never be forgotten he was gone so young. R.I.P my dear friend


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Posted by Driver
a resident of Willowgate
on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:48 am

The driver could easily have killed innocent people. If he had, and thankfully he didn't, there would not be so much understanding. Forgive yes, but also emphasize the stupidity and unnecessary loss.


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Posted by WhatMeWorry
a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:05 am

[Post removed due to disrespectful comment - "WhatMeWorry" you are not welcome here]


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Posted by Neighbor
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:03 am

Re:Posted by Shemp, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, 15 hours ago

I'm tired of these nuts on the road. Considering it wasn't a Toyota and the time of night it occurred, I'm betting drugs and/or alcohol were involved. Fortunately no innocent people were hurt. **

Why is that, because it would have been an Asian driving? It's comments like that which show the ignorance levels of some people.

Its very unfortunate that this person passed away in that manner that he/she did, but until there is conclusive evidence that drugs/alcohol were a factor in this TRAGIC accident we should not be speculating that there was.

People, please mind the postes speed limits.


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Posted by a human being
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:24 am

i just believe its very sad when someone loses their life whether it was their fault or not because most likely the person who dies leaves behind family and friends who now have to mourn their loss.


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Posted by BD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:44 am

I think Shemp's Toyota comment referred to that company's recalls for sticking gas pedals, not the race of Toyota drivers.


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Posted by concha
a resident of Cuernavaca
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:44 am

you guys shouldn't be commenting if you dont know the person because i personally am friends with the sister of the victim and their taking it really hard. Especially when stupid people that comment without thinking of the effect of their words so think before commenting on stories.

R.I.P we love you


















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Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:01 pm

It is a shame - youth, speed, alcohol, and drugs could all be factors. We know there was youth and speed here. I am glad that there were no innocent victims as so often, there are. Let this be a lesson to all young people - A CAR IS A WEAPON, and some mistakes in life are final and forever.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 23, 2010 at 12:03 pm

It is obvious the driver was going well above 70mph. Use a bit of logic here and know a thing or two about basic physics people.


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Posted by smile
a resident of Whisman Station
on Feb 23, 2010 at 1:47 pm

i can believe some people are just writing commets like if there pulling out of there butt.....the person who wrote about he or she is tired of this nuts on the road, needs to learn how to think before they speak....you dont know what there family is going through or even closed friends of the victim.....my prayers how out to his family and please before you poste something think before you do...just think that could of been a family memeber of your or even a friend


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Posted by Ron
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Most people who post on these boards are reactionary, heartless idiots. You have NO IDEA what happened people! Yes, drunk driving and high speeds looks the most obvious, and maybe that is what happened. But maybe it was not as fast as you think. Maybe he had a seizure, maybe he saw a dog on the road and lost control swerving. Maybe he was sleepy and just nodded off. And no, you do not have to go 70mph to take out a tree and cause a fire. So maybe he was at total fault, and maybe he was not, but stop all the tut tutting until you actually have a single fact aside from the results of the causes.


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Posted by kate
a resident of The Crossings
on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:28 pm

Note to Smile of Whisman Station

it is 'their' not 'there' for example: you don't know what THEIR family is going through.


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Posted by lightweight
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:43 pm

We wouldn't have to conjecture all these theories if the news story would have provided some information. No wonder we can't discuss anything rationally--we have almost no data! Can't The View reporters dig deeper into the story and report their findings? Isn't that what they're supposed to do?


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Posted by Ron
a resident of Waverly Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 2:54 pm

lightweight - The article says that the coroner's reports are not back yet, and the police do not yet have a speed estimate. So there you go. You blame the paper for lack of research and you cannot even be bothered to read what is printed. I am sure other details will come out later. Of course in this day and age everyone wants everything instantly. And if they don't get instant answers they claim the right to speculate and condemn. Sad really.


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Posted by bubbles
a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:08 pm

First of all, all of the people making rude comments u sound hella stupid. Because if something so tragic as this was to happen to someone u truely loved and cared for u would look past that. He may have made a mistake that night and that mistake ended his life. And now we. his family and friends. have to deal with the fact that one of our loved ones is now gone. And its not only the fact that he is gone it is also how tragically his passing was. the freinds and family have a little more info then you and most of it truely isnt your business what actually happend. so maybe before u are a [word removed] about something consider the feelings of the ones who lost someone special.




R.I.P you will never be forgotten, we love you


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Posted by kanank
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 23, 2010 at 3:52 pm

Please stop making your own fabricated stories of this man who died unfortunately. It doesn't matter why he died. It is unfortunate. There are parents,relatives and friends grieving at this moment. Give them a break and peace of mind. All of a suddent most of you have become a tabloid like the National Enquirer and making disrespectful and insensitive stories. Imagine if it was one of your own, would you like strangers make up stories..


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Posted by Thom
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 23, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Sorry for the loss to family and friends. Comments like the ones here are the reason some stories should not allow comments. I'm sure no matter how rude or brainless you people are that the family of the driver wish you a long life. Show some respect for God's sake.


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Posted by Amanda
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 23, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Have compassion for those affected by this tragedy. To the woman and small child grieving the last two mornings in the median - I hope our community shows you kindness and sympathy.


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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Feb 23, 2010 at 5:15 pm

Please, I think that is enough with all the rude comments. No one in this world is perfect. Let us all have some respect for the victim and the family. Rest In Peace, you will be missed!!


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Posted by ramon
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 23, 2010 at 5:33 pm

hi we drove by on sunday we saw the police activity I did not know the driver was killed we respectfully give our condolences


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Posted by Wishing
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Feb 23, 2010 at 6:08 pm

I wish the media would just report the news and not make blogs like this to allow for an unneed forum. But again ... this is just a small town journalism paper that does little towards the masses.


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Posted by Note To Kate
a resident of North Whisman
on Feb 23, 2010 at 7:54 pm

Kate,
This isn't a college English class. Lay off the spell check:) Its what they said that matters. By the way, your comment could use some punctuation!


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Posted by IMMEDIATE FAMILY
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm

LISTEN ALL OF YOU PEOLE TALKING THINGS OUT OF THIER a** GOTTA STOP! YOU PEOPLE DIDN'T KNOW THE PERSON! YOU DON'T KNOW HOW CARING HE WAS OF OTHERS AND HOW RESPONSIBLE HE WAS AND HOW HE TOOK CARE OF A FAMILY OF 4 AND HOW HE LOVED HIS FAMILY VERY MUCH AND HOW HE DEDICATED HIS TIME TO WORK AND GO TO SCHOOL TO SUPPORT HIS FAMILY! HE DID WHAT MOST TEENAGERS WOULDN'T DO IN A LIFETIME. HE WENT TO COLLEGE AND SPENT HIS TIME STUDYING TO BECOME AN EMT?/ FIRE FIGHTER! HE GOT OUT OF SCHOOL AT THE AGE OF 16 TO SUPPORT A FAMILY OF 6 AND AFTER HE BECAME A MAN BEFORE THE AGE OF 18! WHEN MOST PEOPLE ARE 26 AND HAVEN'T DONE ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN THEIR LIFE. HE WAS AND WILL BE THE BEST FAMILY MAN PEOPLE KNEW AND WOULD WANT TO HAVE! (NOTICE I SAID KNEW!!!!!!! WE ALL MISS HIM AND LOVE HIM! HE IS THE BEST MAN I KNOW!


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Posted by some who was glad i got to know him
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 23, 2010 at 9:46 pm

I had the pleasure of meet this remarkable great young man and people who didn"t know him should not comment no matter how or why this happen befor you comment remember he was a person some son brother and friend and very loved and is going to be very missed.SO you stuiped people keep your dum a** comments to your self.


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Posted by tommygee
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 23, 2010 at 10:30 pm

Yes this crash and death was very tragic. Some of you people who write should start SPELLING correctly. It is like you don't hear the whole word so therefore the incorrect spelling.
Now I wondered what all the noise was about early Sunday morning with all the sirens blasting as I live in Mountain Shadows, not too far from this incident.
Very sad indeed to lose someone apparently so important to the family.


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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

This is a tragedy. We don't know what caused the accident. It could have been a mechanical failure, a medical problem, or many other things. My condolences to the family.

For those of us not personally involved, let's take this as an opportunity to consider how we drive. Drive safe, so a moment's inattention or faulty brakes don't turn a minor mishap into a deadly crash.


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Posted by mom
a resident of another community
on Feb 23, 2010 at 11:27 pm

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Posted by Chuck
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 24, 2010 at 4:11 pm

Any word yet on the ID of the person?


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Posted by rosie
a resident of Castro City
on Feb 24, 2010 at 7:04 pm

if no one has anything nice to say about my brother don't bother wasting you time writing. you didn't know him. he was the most wonderful brother who put everybody else before himself and never asked anything in return. we are all human and we all make mistakes. you people have no right to judge my brother.


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Posted by Big Al
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Feb 24, 2010 at 8:19 pm

This is a sad way to prove a point that speeding or being under the influence are serious issues that should make us all look for signs in our loved ones. Thankfully no one else was hurt.


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Posted by McSorley
a resident of Shoreline West
on Feb 28, 2010 at 8:15 pm

So as someone who lives close by and was on the scene shortly after the accident and a former police officer in the bay area I can say with a certain amount of confidence that the speed can be estimated over 60 and I would say he could have easily been going much faster. Its difficult to tell in this instance since the car center punched two large trees taking most of the damage in the center of the vehicle. The vehicles engine was actually pushed all the way into the car and the impact sheered an 8 inch redwood in pieces. I am saddened by the man loosing his life but also relieved that he didn't hit on coming traffic as he crossed the median which would have certainly resulted in other people being injured.


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