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Bicyclist injured in Woodside hit-and-run

Driver seen heading south in nrothbound lanes of Interstate Highway 280

A bicyclist was injured in a hit-and-run with a wrong-way driver in Woodside early Friday morning (Nov. 19), a fire battalion chief said.

According to preliminary California Highway Patrol reports, a white SUV struck the male bicyclist on an off-ramp from Interstate Highway 280 to state Highway 84 at about 5:55 a.m.

The vehicle was seen headed south in the northbound lanes on Highway 280, Woodside Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Dan Ghiorso said.

The bicyclist was conscious and talking at the scene, Ghiorso said.

— Bay City News Service

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Posted by maniacs
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 19, 2010 at 10:28 am

When car drivers act like maniacs, there is nothing bicyclists (or anyone else) can do to protect themselves. I hope they catch this person, lock them up, and throw away the key.


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Posted by Jared Bernstein
a resident of University South
on Nov 19, 2010 at 11:49 am

On this story and the story on the previous fatal accident, a map of the location would be helpful for those folks who like them.


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Posted by Steve C
a resident of Menlo Park
on Nov 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm

At that time in the morning, there's enough traffic on 280, but still pretty dark. Surprising that no northbound cars didn't get a closer look at the perp. They'll hide out long enough to avoid an additional DUI charge now, unless someone got a plate #.


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Posted by John Murphy
a resident of another community
on Nov 19, 2010 at 2:17 pm

Woodside PD can catch every cyclist who runs a stop sign, but wrong way drivers are not a priority apparently.


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Posted by Donald
a resident of South of Midtown
on Nov 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm

We have cut back enforcement to the point where people are not concerned about the consequences of outrageously dangerous behavior behind the wheel. The fact that this person got away with wrong-way driving on a freeway will only justify the same behavior in the future, and there are manhy other drivers who are no better.


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Posted by caught yet?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm

Still no news about what happened to the SUV driver?


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