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Mountain View examining site of fatal accident

Original post made on Jul 28, 2010

Trees, swaying lightly in the cool breeze, line the sidewalk and median strip of California Street at its intersection with Franklin Street near the heart of downtown Mountain View. Yet, it was this street, so peaceful at the moment, that last week was the scene of a hit-and-run accident that left an 80-year-old Mountain View man dead and a Saratoga woman facing criminal charges.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 5:04 PM

Comments (5)

Posted by rest in peace
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 28, 2010 at 7:22 pm

Rest In Peace.

Posted by narnia
a resident of Menlo Park
on Jul 29, 2010 at 8:58 am

Mr. Fuller is right when he said ""drive appropriately. If you cannot see as well as you normally can, you should probably be driving slower."

But the problem is that drivers approaching from some streets are in deep shade and therefore sun glasses or visor should not be used, because they diminish visibility under those conditions. Then, suddenly, a driver has full sun and glare, from one second to the other and can't see anything for a brief moment before adjusting to conditions. This leads to accidents that may be unavoidable if no additional measures are taken (better lighting, stop signs, etc). I do not know why this particular run over happened and what the contributory causes are (phoning or other distractions? but it's very hard to believe that Keibun Son didn't know she hit someone. Outrageously she didn't render assistance. When these matters are
sufficiently investigated, I am hoping that all appropriate charges if any are filed.

Posted by slow down
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 29, 2010 at 10:05 am

I agree about slowing down to well below the posted speed limit when conditions are not ideal. California Ave. is deceptive because the road is wide and a center median, even though it goes through a dense residential neighborhood with lots of pedestrians and cross traffic. People need to slow down and drive a speed that is appropriate for the conditions.

Posted by LivetoDance
a resident of another community
on Jul 29, 2010 at 11:43 am

Regardless of whether she was blind sided or this intersection is "dangerous" this woman left an elderly man lying in agony! What's her excuse for that? It's very sad that it is taking something like this to bring about the safety or what not of the intersection, but let's keep in mind this woman deserves some sort of punishment. Yes, it will be difficult to determine and/or assess the situation, but I sure hope something is done.

Posted by Thom
a resident of Mountain View
on Sep 4, 2010 at 3:03 pm

Ms. Son needs to so some serious time in prison. She planned on getting away with the murder of this man. Felony hit and run isn't enough.

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