Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 4:00 pm
Wow.. there's a knock on the door you don't want.
Basically the CHP needs this guy to confess. They're going to impound his car. Let the impound fees rack up until he has no chance of getting it back. Put the pressure on to get him to tell on himself.
I hope he's smart enough to hire an attorney. Not condoning wreckless driving but everyone deserves their day in court and to hear evidence presented against them and confront witnesses.
Posted by W-Park Dude, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Jun 25, 2012 at 8:06 pm
You're brilliant but I would think if someone is going to admit to something like this that could send them to prison they would do it because it was the right thing to do. If they're not going to do the right thing I don't think impound fees are going to get him to "tell on himself." "Man I better get my car out of impound before they throw away the key!"
Posted by Eli, a resident of the Shoreline West neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm
I send my condolences to the victim's family and friends. This could have happened to anybody.
That whole area that's undergoing construction going both ways on 85, north of the 280 merge through Evelyn is one big hazard right now. The new lanes lines are hard to see and several times over the past month I've had careless drivers almost veer into me because they're not paying close enough attention.
Posted by Ron, a resident of the Waverly Park neighborhood, on Jun 26, 2012 at 9:07 pm
Otto, what are you going on about? How does any of this affect him getting his fair day in court? He was there, witnesses thought he was being reckless, the police found him, and he will get heard. How is ANY of that wrong to him? They are still trying to determine if he should even be charged, and you are claiming he is getting pressured with impound fees? [Portion removed due to disrespectful comment]
Posted by jggonza, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Jun 27, 2012 at 10:20 am
I grew up with her and she was such a smart outgoing girl. She was the oldest of two kids and was so close to her family. I really hope drivers start realizing that being behind the wheel is a big responsability. I see a lot of people speeding on the freeway and it's sad to think that they don't care about their safety nor the safety of others. Everyone please be safe out there.
Posted by Passer-by, a resident of the Jackson Park neighborhood, on Jun 27, 2012 at 9:14 pm
I drove by the scene around 8 pm that night. I could tell by the tire marks that a car had driven off the freeway. I also saw debris on the freeway which led me to believe a collision had occurred but the only vehicles in sight were the emergency and police vehicles on the freeway and the off-ramp. I'm sure with the evidence from the scene the police are carefully interviewing the driver of the Camry. Condolences to the family who have to wait through this process.
Posted by DG, a resident of the Cuernavaca neighborhood, on Jul 2, 2012 at 11:13 am
I think the poor condition of the highway under construction, the lack of visible lane markers and rough pavement may have been contributing factors. I am not trying to take blame away from that reckless driver but that highway leaves no room for escape when and if a bad driver comes along and threatens to run you down. I hope the repairs are completed on time and make this patch of road safer. It has been a hazard for years.