Posted by Ronnie, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Apr 3, 2012 at 9:30 am
That is awful. There are so many reckless drivers out there, and every once in a while, something horribly tragic happens like this. The story says he was charged with battery on a police officer - what were the details on that? Its confusing, because the story says he turned himself in. Was one of the hit and run victims a police officer?
Posted by Kinou, a resident of Menlo Park, on Apr 3, 2012 at 10:34 am
I am writing because I was on my way to the California Ave. farmers market on Sunday morning and there was a guy about 40-45 driving down the wrong side of the street in front of the old court house and jail, heading right towards me for a head-on collision. I laid on my horn and he just waved. It was very scarey. I do not see how someone could make this mistake. I wonder if he was doing it on purpose?
Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto, on Apr 3, 2012 at 12:58 pm
Absolutely heart-breaking. A mistake is one thing, but hitting 2 people, then going on to do even more damage? Unconscionable. And this means that there were 2 local drivers that we know of behaving dangerously, given what the other person just posted.
I was almost hit twice one night last week just driving on campus & nearby. I was also next to a driver who ran a red light, thinking the left hand turn light was for her. You know how sometimes you're out & about & you get a weird feeling that something's just "off" with other drivers? This was one of those nights & my spouse noticed it, too.
We'll have to wait for more details on Rathjen's case as it unfolds.