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Alcohol, speed apparent factors in double-fatal crash in Menlo

Original post made on Apr 28, 2014

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead, one of them from East Palo Alto, off of U.S. 101 in Menlo Park early Saturday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 28, 2014, 9:52 AM

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Posted by anonymous66
a resident of Barron Park
on Apr 28, 2014 at 11:49 am

According to this morning's Daily Post, the police in Atherton and Menlo Park each had tried to pull this car over, but the car evaded them. Both departments decided, in separate decisions, not to do a high-speed chase to catch them. I can't fault the police for using good judgment in not chasing people because such chases often result in innocent people getting hurt. But it's sad that something couldn't have been done to stop them before this accident happened.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:09 pm

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Something could've been done, Ducati - they could've decided not to drink and drive fast. That's the type of smart decision most of us make daily. It's terrible, what happened. It makes sense not to chase them, but it's one of those times when it was an "almost gotcha" that could've prevented this tragedy.


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Posted by One-Day
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:31 pm

One day the police will be able to disable the engine of a car that is being driven irresponsibly. Until that time, these sorts of events are going to occur.


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Posted by Janet
a resident of Menlo Park
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:50 pm

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Posted by Unknown
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Wow im still in shocked cant believe Gaudi is gone but sure she will never be forgotten my condolences to her family and babies this still hitting me hard and its a very sad tragedy just passed right where she crashed ... Im in total shocked ucan clearly see that she tried to brake but it was too late she didnt had control of the car anymore may GAUDI & TAUFA REST IN PARADISE NOW <3


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