The woman, identified Wednesday by a Google spokeswoman as Emily Hong, was struck by the bus around 6:46 p.m. at the intersection of Charleston Road and Huff Avenue. The Mountain View Police Department initially reported that she was "seriously injured," but she was later pronounced dead at the scene.
"We are devastated to learn of the tragic passing of a member of our Googler family," said spokeswoman Gina Scigliano in a statement. "Emily worked in the finance organization and was beloved by her colleagues — she brought an incredible spark to Google. She was inquisitive, creative, analytical, positive, generous and kind — our deepest condolences are with her family and friends."
Police released a statement Tuesday evening stating that officers found a woman in her mid-20s lying in the roadway, and that they had tried to perform CPR.
The roadway was closed around 7 p.m. Monday evening for an investigation into the fatal collision and was reopened shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday morning, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
The bus driver was cooperative and remained at the scene, and drugs and alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision, Nelson said.
Police are not releasing additional details about the nature of the crash, pending an investigation.
The crash is the first fatal collision reported on city streets so far this year, although a driver was killed in a multi-vehicle crash on Highway 101 in Mountain View in March. The last collision involving a Google bus was on Dec. 27 last year, when a motorcyclist struck a Google bus at North Shoreline Boulevard and Plymouth Street and was killed.
City traffic data going back to January 2017 shows there was only one other reported collision at the intersection of Charleston Road and Huff Avenue, on Oct. 13, 2017. The crash occurred during morning commute hours shortly before 8 a.m., and was also a case where a vehicle struck and injured a pedestrian.
Anyone who witnessed the collision is encouraged to provide information to police by contacting Officer Kevin Solomon at email@example.com.
Fraud suspect arrested, again
A 44-year-old woman who allegedly pretended to be the victim of domestic violence in order to steal from unsuspecting men has been arrested again, according to police.
The suspect, Sunmee Kim, was arrested by Mountain View detectives while she was in a hotel in Burlingame on Monday, Nov. 5. Kim was originally arrested by the Mountain View Police Department in June, but she failed to report to her probation officer for court appearances related to charges filed against her in Southern California, police said.
Kim is suspected of meeting victims using the online dating website KoreanCupid.com, where she goes by several monikers, and luring them into a relationship. Kim then would allegedly call police and claim she was attacked by her partner, only to steal his valuables once the accused partner was out of the home.
Kim is accused of doing this to "numerous" men throughout California, including one similar incident in Mountain View that occurred in January, which is when Mountain View police got involved. The man accused in the Mountain View case was ultimately determined not to have committed a crime, police said.
Officers who arrested Kim this week allegedly found her in possession of multiple credit cards belonging to additional victims, police said.
"Kim's abuse of services that should be used to help real victims of domestic violence is appalling, and we will do all we can to ensure she cannot ensnare and victimize again," said Lt. Mike Canfield of the Mountain View Police Department.
Bar fight arrest
Police arrested a Morgan Hill man Nov. 2 following reports that he repeatedly punched another man at O'Malley's Sports Pub.
Police received reports of a fight at the bar around 2:40 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. The victim, a 25-year-old San Jose man, told officers that the suspect, 27, had punched him multiple times and had since left the area, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.
One of the officers en route to the bar found a man matching the suspect's description walking down Rengstorff Avenue, who was identified and eventually arrested on suspicion of battery. He was later booked into Santa Clara County jail.
Employees at the bar told police that both men involved were asked to leave because of their level of intoxication, Nelson said. Neither the victim nor the suspect gave police a statement on what caused the fight.
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