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Bicyclist in critical condition following hit-and-run vehicle collision in Los Altos

Original post made on Jan 10, 2023

A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Los Altos on Saturday before the driver fled the scene, police said. The victim is in critical but stable condition, and police are seeking the public's help to identify the perpetrator.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, January 9, 2023, 5:08 PM

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Posted by Another MV Resident
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jan 10, 2023 at 9:32 am

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> So far, officers know that the suspect's vehicle was traveling northbound in the 300 block of N. San Antonio Road when it struck the bicyclist, who was also traveling northbound on N. San Antonio Road.

> "The suspect vehicle continued driving northbound, fleeing the scene," said police, who are treating the incident as a felony hit-and-run. "Officers have determined the suspect vehicle to be possibly silver or a similar color."

Vehicles don't drive themselves (spare me the Elon propaganda). The suspect was driving, the suspect fled. Deploying the passive voice like this removes the agency of drivers in collisions with pedestrians and cyclists and their responsibility to control their multi-ton machines. No different than nonsense like "officer involved shooting."

Posted by schu
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 10, 2023 at 2:15 pm

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11:33 PM???????

Posted by bkengland
a resident of Whisman Station
on Jan 11, 2023 at 5:42 pm

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Note that the Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition now has a Los Altos local team, and we're looking for additional members to help with all efforts to make our streets safer. Please consider getting involved. My sincere thoughts go to the victim. One detail I wonder about is if the vehicle moved into the bike lane, which then led to the collision.

Posted by Steven Nelson
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jan 16, 2023 at 3:46 pm

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Traffic related crimes - although I don't 'necessarily' like the Big Brother (CCP / Uyghur) aspects of public video surveillance, instances like this where civic stability and individual rights to "LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" are endangered I can fully support generic main-street traffic surveillance cameras.

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