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Man dies in solo vehicle crash on Middlefield Road

Original post made on Oct 30, 2017

A man driving a truck on Middlefield Road died Monday morning after he collided with a tree east of the Rengstorff Avenue intersection.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, October 30, 2017, 11:10 AM

Comments (8)

Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 30, 2017 at 2:58 pm

fyi - according to police reports, this was a small pickup truck, not a big rig or commercial truck


Posted by around the corner
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Oct 30, 2017 at 6:59 pm

I didn't witness the actual crash, but I walked by when they were pulling him out. For the amount of damage to the vehicle, he must have been speeding.


Posted by Nearby as wel
a resident of Rex Manor
on Oct 30, 2017 at 9:49 pm

around the corner:

Assuming he was speeding is presumptuous. A medical event while driving causing one to push the accelerator pedal could result in the same outcome.
My condolences to the man's friends and family, a very unfortunate event.


Posted by Eozuna15
a resident of another community
on Oct 31, 2017 at 6:11 am

I know the man, he actually had a seizure which caused the accident! My condolences to his family during this very difficult time.


Posted by Gabriela
a resident of Blossom Valley
on Oct 31, 2017 at 2:39 pm

He was my friend for years. An angel in earth that God send to bring us happiness and love. He had a seizure, a seizure that took him to heaven. He was not speeding at all. My condolences to his wife, children, brothers, sisters and mom. Now, he is still our angel, but now with wings that is watching us from heaven. You’ll be missed Ben.


Posted by OldTimer
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Nov 1, 2017 at 10:58 am

Persons who have seizures are not permitted to drive, unless carefully followed by physicians. This person could have killed someone


Posted by know an old timer
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Nov 1, 2017 at 1:10 pm

I think the rule is that, once a seizure has been medically diagnosed - IF it has been brought under medication/surgical control for 6 months with no relapse - the physician may clear the driver.


Posted by RedLeader
a resident of North Whisman
on Nov 1, 2017 at 2:21 pm

This is a tragic story and my condolences go out to his family.

This might sound cold but this is the best case scenario, if he didn't hit the tree his truck would've gone into one or two homes and caused more fatalities. This stretch of sidewalk has many families walking to Monta Loma Elementary every morning and I don't even want to think about that scenario.


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