Woman, 80, hit by car on San Antonio Road, dies

Woman killed Thursday after being hit by car exiting Arco gas station

An 80-year-old woman who was walking along San Antonio Road was struck and killed by a car that was exiting a gas station Thursday morning, June 21, Los Altos police said.

The woman was walking along the west side of the road toward El Camino Real at about 8:54 a.m. A gold-colored 2001 Volkswagen station wagon struck her in the Arco gas station driveway at the corner of Loucks Avenue and San Antonio, Sgt. Paul Arguelles said.

The driver, a 60-year-old Los Altos resident, was exiting the south driveway of the station, which is located at 988 North San Antonio Road.

The victim suffered severe injuries and was transported to Stanford Hospital for treatment. She died later that afternoon, he said.

Investigators do not believe the driver was intoxicated, and the driver has been cooperating with police.

The woman has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner, but her name is not being released until her family is contacted, he said.

She is described as Caucasian with gray collar-length hair. She was wearing a multicolored (purple, pink and light green) shirt, brown shorts and black tennis shoes with purple trim.

More information will be added to this story as it becomes available.

The Los Altos Police Department Traffic Division is investigating the collision. Police are asking for anyone who might have seen the collision to call Sgt. Paul Arguelles at 650-947-2663 or the Los Altos Police Department at 650-947-2770.


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Posted by So Sad
a resident of Charleston Gardens
on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:56 pm

Its sad that people in cars kill so many other people.
RIP Ma'am.

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Posted by RIP
a resident of South of Midtown
on Jun 22, 2012 at 1:59 pm

She was walking on the sidewalk, right? What a tragedy. I bet the car driver was driving down the driveway and saw a gap in the car traffic to their left then gunned it without even thinking of looking for pedestrians on the sidewalk directly in front of them. An 80 year old woman is likely moving around 1mph and would be easily visible to anyone who even glances in her direction, especially wearing the colorful clothes described in this article.

I hope that some witnesses were able to comfort the woman at the scene before she passed away.

Mr. Roadshow in the Mercury-News just had 2 days of articles on yielding to pedestrians. Unfortunately, not enough people read newspapers anymore.

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Posted by Sorry to all
a resident of another community
on Jun 23, 2012 at 9:22 am

I am sorry for the pain of each and every person involved. Directly, indirectly, family, friends, witnesses.

Gas kills people.

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Posted by Perspective
a resident of Greater Miranda
on Jun 23, 2012 at 2:18 pm

We still don't know her name?

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