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No charges for driver in fatal California Street collision

Original post made on Oct 12, 2012

Police say they can't determine who was at fault -- the driver or the pedestrian -- in the Sept. 15 that resulted in the death of an Illinois man. No charges will be filed against the driver in the incident.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:03 PM


Posted by commuter, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 12, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Unfortunately, in cases like this the cops only hear the car driver's side of the story. Very difficult to prove guilt unless the driver is DUI. At least the driver stayed at the scene so the victim did not have to die alone in the street.

Posted by OK, a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 12, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Its a sad situation, but I think the right outcome from what I have read

Posted by gcoladon, a resident of Slater
on Oct 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

gcoladon is a registered user.

It's always a shame, and sad, when accidents like this happen.

Sometimes, it's not really anyone's fault, but something went wrong anyways.

Posted by NeHi, a resident of Cuesta Park
on Oct 12, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Walking in front of moving vehicles has never been a good idea. I always try to avoid it.

Posted by Otto Maddox, a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 13, 2012 at 2:50 pm

Otto Maddox is a registered user.

"Unfortunately, in cases like this the cops only hear the car driver's side of the story."

If the driver is smart he doesn't say a word.. remaining silent is always better than trying to explain anything (innocent or guilty) to the police.