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Woman, 80, hit by car on San Antonio Road, dies

Original post made on Jun 22, 2012

An 80-year-old woman who was walking along San Antonio Road was struck and killed by a car that was exiting a gas station Thursday morning, Los Altos police said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 22, 2012, 1:09 PM

Comments (7)

Posted by Bogaigh, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 22, 2012 at 3:18 pm

Imagine how the guy who hit her feels right now. I can't imagine.


Posted by resident, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 22, 2012 at 4:00 pm

He probably feels like a murderer, which may not be far from the truth. Was he just not looking where he was going or something?


Posted by Donald, a resident of another community
on Jun 22, 2012 at 5:19 pm

There are 3 "get out of jail free" cards that drivers can play in cirucmstances like this:
1) I didn't see him/her
2) The sun was in my eyes
3) He/She jumped in front of me/came out of nowhere

Considering that the victim was 80, number 3 is not likely to work. Has the driver played either card 1 or 2?


Posted by ME, a resident of North Whisman
on Jun 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm

Why do you all assume that the driver was a man?


Posted by pam, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jun 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

2nd fatality of a pedestrian in a week in Mountain View. HELLO PEOPLE! SLOW DOWN!


Posted by OR, a resident of Castro City
on Jun 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm

KNTV just reported another Mountain View woman died on hwy. 85 in Mountain View Saturday evening at 6:30pm, possible victim of a hit and run. So many this week. I've witnessed too many crashes the past 2 weeks. Please stay off the phones and watch the road.


Posted by Off Point, a resident of Martens-Carmelita
on Jun 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm

Why is the victim's gender or age of headline importance?

The important point is that the victim was a Pedestrian on a Sidewalk, killed as result of a driver (probably) denying the idea that you are entering the street as soon as you begin crossing the sidewalk, and that you must stop before entering the street.

Let's hope we, as drivers and as pedestrians, can all learn something from this.


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