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Friday: Benefit in memory of Amelie Le Moullac

 

A benefit will be held on Friday, May 16, in memory of Amelie Le Moullac, a 24-year-old Menlo School graduate who was killed while riding her bike to work in San Francisco last August.

Members of the Palo Alto Philharmonic and a choir of community singers will perform at the benefit, along with Ms. Le Moullac's mother, Jessie Jewitt.

KQED recently reported that the truck driver who struck Ms. Le Moullac will face no charges, despite surveillance video from a nearby auto shop that allegedly shows him making an unsafe right turn into the bicycle lane.

The video was found by a member of the San Francisco Bike Coalition after police failed to canvass the area for evidence following the fatal crash. The family has filed a civil lawsuit against the driver and his employer.

Friday's benefit will take place at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, located at 600 Colorado Ave. in Palo Alto. All proceeds will go to "Amelie's Angels," a fund created to help children in Haiti.

— Sandy Brundage

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Posted by RIP
a resident of Downtown North
on May 16, 2014 at 7:09 pm

Rest in peace. She had her whole life in front of her.

Such a shame that her family will not find any criminal justice after the police botched the investigation into her death so much that the DA is unable to prosecute the killer.


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Posted by Craig Laughton
a resident of College Terrace
on May 16, 2014 at 7:54 pm


What a shame, indeed. Perhaps there could be some constructive solutions that come out of this, namely putting CCTV cameras on all of our public streets, like they do in London.

Our police and our civilians need the technological help to record the issues at hand. Maybe that will reduce the tragic events...one can only hope.


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