Woman critically injured in El Camino accident Crimes & Incidents, posted by Very Tas, a resident of the Evergreen Park neighborhood, on Jun 27, 2006 at 11:38 pm
"A 61-year-old San Jose woman was critically injured in Palo Alto just before 5 p.m. Tuesday when she lost her balance at a center divider island while crossing El Camino Real at Sheridan Avenue and fell backwards into traffic."
Crossing El Camino is a dangerous undertaking. Cars whiz by at breakneck speeds, without regard for pedestrians in crosswalks, or standing on medians.
The El Camino and College Avenue crosswalk is another dangerous spot. Why is it that we don't have at least occasional enforcement at non-light crosswalks on El Camino?
The law says that when a pedestrian steps into a crosswalk, traffic must wait for that pedestrian to cross before proceeding. Essentially, for all intents and purposes, drivers ignore this law on El Camino (and many other places).
I would like to see more than occasional patrol cars issuing tickets to drivers who fail to stop for pedestrians entering a crosswalk on El Camino. They would have a field day.
Posted by Bobby, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 6, 2006 at 7:32 pm
Did anyone else notice that when this was first reported in the paper the article refered to "a 61-year-old woman" but then said that her identity as still unkown? How did they know she was 61 and not 60 or 62 or 59 or even 63? What did they find on her or at the scene that would give her age but not her name?
Posted by Mike A, a resident of another community, on Feb 23, 2007 at 11:41 pm
"Tragic... The El Camino and College Avenue crosswalk is another dangerous spot. Why is it that we don't have at least occasional enforcement at non-light crosswalks on El Camino?" Ask and ye shall receive. I'll see if I can convince my friend to do it tomorrow.