Town Square

Post a New Topic

Woman dies in Los Altos multi-vehicle crash

Original post made on Dec 7, 2011

An 85-year-old Cupertino woman died in a multi-vehicle crash in Los Altos Tuesday morning, police said.

This story contains 149 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (4)

Like this comment
Posted by uggh, death & driving
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 7, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Really horrid, she shouldn't have died like that. Hope it was quick.
Do people over 70 or so years still be driving?? If so, they SHOULD have MANDATORY periodic assessments of their driving??? I think so. It is truly needed, so the driver and any passengers or pedestrians have a chance to live a bit longer.


Like this comment
Posted by Rob
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 7, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Awful. Kudos to the bystanders who attempted to help.


Like this comment
Posted by More facts needed
a resident of Los Altos
on Dec 8, 2011 at 4:26 pm

The article reported it was a "minor crash". The first minor collision I had was when I was at age 21, & a 19 year old man that was not paying attention, hit me from behind, as I was at a stop light on El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

He hit my car at a good speed, and my foot came off the brake, but I quickly regained control. But with that said, by "Uggh's" remarks, 19 and 21 year olds perhaps ought not be driving either. Not everyone's reflexes would be that good, and I was stunned when my car was hit, and so forcefully.

So it may not have been this senior's fault. Was someone else the cause of the collision? Maybe someone was on the phone or otherwise distracted and driving at a good clip, such as the young man that hit me from behind years ago?

I was so young (and stupid) back then, instead of calling the police and filing a report, we just exchanged phone numbers. When my insurance man called his number, his father said, "Which son had the accident? I have three sons, and all have been in accidents." They delayed so long, I was never compensated for the dents to my car or the back problems I endured for years.

Had I not been able to regain control of the brake, and my car was sent spinning into traffic, the outcome may have not been that much different. El Camino Real is similar to Foothill Expressway.

We should wait for FACTS before drawing conclusions that the senior was responsible for this. She may have been a victim, all the way around. This is a sad story.


Like this comment
Posted by robertjames
a resident of Meadow Park
on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:06 am

robertjames is a registered user.

Even if this is a minor crash still, we have to be aware of this kind of accident.Recently,tues the National Traffic Safety Board announced its results in a pileup accident from 2010. The report indicated that an adolescent driver who was texting while driving brought on the crash. The report follows last week's NHTSA survey showing an increase in driver texting. This collision shows the dangers of texting in the car.
Source:Web Link


Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 15,233 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 4,197 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 2 comments | 1,537 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 874 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 542 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.

DONATE HERE