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Man killed on El Camino by hit-and-run driver

Original post made on Nov 15, 2007

Mountain View police are asking for the public's help in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident Monday night on El Camino Real.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, November 14, 2007, 9:58 AM

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Posted by No Jaywalking
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 15, 2007 at 11:52 pm

All along El Camino Real between Shoreline and Ringstorff Avenue and points in between there are countless jaywalkers crossing El Camino Real. The major problem is between Escuela and Miraposa. These [portion removed by Palo Alto Online staff] people do not care about the traffic law or their own life's They run and sometimes just walk across El Camino without a care of the traffic. This problem is a failure of the Mountain View Police Department of not enforcing the jaywalking law. Mountain View could also help by putting a fence down the middle of El Camino Real to help to stop this problem.


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Posted by qq
a resident of Barron Park
on Nov 16, 2007 at 3:39 am

Try and use a crosswalk on El Camino. Cars won't stop for nothing on that road.

qq


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Posted by Parent
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 16, 2007 at 8:25 am

Always cross at a light, even if it means walking a bit further.


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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Nov 16, 2007 at 10:47 am

Did you miss the "Hit and Run Part" I think there are looking for help in trying to inforce the LAW..Remember the Police do that. Like the young man who Raped the young Women.. Chase BAD guys...

There are looking for someone who ran another person over then ran off. Now that person is dead and look at the above comments???

Is this place for real???

My regrets to his Family and Friends..

The first comment has some meaning,maybe after we take a look at the incident.. Help find the bad guy?? First... Help the Family?


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Posted by saddened
a resident of another community
on Nov 16, 2007 at 12:24 pm

Where in the story did it claim that the man was jay-walking? He was found on the SIDE of the road. Nothing more, nothing less. The jumping to conclusions here is just shameful. My condolences to his family - this is a very sad loss.


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Posted by Peter
a resident of College Terrace
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:36 pm

i'm very careful at crosswalks since coming to california. there are just a lot of people on the streets - walking, biking, etc.

that said, as careful as i am, it seems like any time i drive on el camino and am making a turn onto or off el camino, i think, 'damn - that person is lucky i'm being so careful and paying close attention, else they'd be done'.

these burbs are not safe for any type of non-car person/vehicle/etc. - whether you cross at the proper place or not.

i'd support a complete safety and lifestyle overhaul of our society. massive taxes to car drivers. massive subsidies to walkers and bikers. cut all subsidies to the auto and oil industries.

walking around palo alto/mountain view/etc - too dangerous.


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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Nov 16, 2007 at 1:54 pm

Peter;
Have you looked at the sidewalks in Palo Alto. You will trip and break your neck.. Walk in the street break your leg stepping in a pot hole. If you do not get run over. There are so many bad guys to chase they do not have time to give jaywalking tickets..

I remember there was a time when the police started giving jaywalking tickets on University Ave.Lasted 2 days I think.. Then someone who had THE PULL got one..So no more tickets.. How many times have you seen a police officer on the ave and all kinds of crazy stuff going on. They were looking the other way I bet? Unless you look like you have NO PULL..


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