Woman killed after being struck by vehicle on El Camino Real

Mountain View police say alcohol, drugs don't appear to be factors in collision

A woman was killed Saturday night after she was struck by a vehicle on westbound El Camino Real, according to Mountain View police.

The collision was reported about 8:20 p.m. on the major thoroughfare at Palo Alto Avenue, about two blocks north of South Shoreline Boulevard, police spokeswoman Katie Nelson said. The female pedestrian died at the scene.

The driver, also a woman, remained at the scene and is cooperating with investigators. Neither alcohol nor drugs appear to be factors in the collision, Nelson said.

Westbound El Camino Real was closed at South Shoreline Boulevard until early Sunday morning, Nelson said.

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has yet release the name of the pedestrian who died, pending notification of her next of kin.

— Bay City News Service

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8 people like this
Posted by AFAIR
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 14, 2019 at 9:19 am

There is no crosswalk across El Camino at Palo Alto Avenue.

12 people like this
Posted by W-Park Dude
a resident of Waverly Park
on Apr 14, 2019 at 10:18 am


That's because there is a center island so you have to go the crosswalk at the intersection of El Camino and Shoreline. Unfortunately, if you opt to dash across, you are taking your life into your own hands.

4 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of another community
on Apr 14, 2019 at 2:02 pm

its not clear she was crossing El Camino Real she very well could have been crossing from Palo Alto Ave at El camino

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Posted by Risky behavior
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 14, 2019 at 3:04 pm

Risky behavior is a registered user.

We frequently see people running across ECR outside of marked crosswalks. As shown by this sad incident, it is very risky (as is wearing earbuds, looking at phone and wearing dark clothing). Distracted drivers and distracted pedestrians are a deadly combination. Condolences to this woman's family.

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