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Woman dies in crash on Sand Hill Road

Original post made on Nov 20, 2008

A two-vehicle fatal collision on the border of Menlo Park and Palo Alto this morning left a woman dead and blocked both eastbound lanes of Sand Hill Road for hours, authorities said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, November 20, 2008, 2:39 PM

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Posted by i already heard
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 20, 2008 at 7:43 pm

the woman with the lady that died and the child in the car ran a red light, and was struck by the car turning on saga lane. the lady that died was not wearing a seatbelt. its a tragedy, but seatbelts save lives, thank god no one else was injured.

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Posted by prayers
a resident of Mountain View
on Nov 21, 2008 at 10:35 am

This is such a tragedy. My prayers and thoughts are with both families. Lesson to be learned, do not start the car unless everyone has their seat belts fastened. Accidents happen even on a 5 minute drive.

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Posted by So sorry
a resident of Fairmeadow
on Nov 22, 2008 at 7:11 am

The section of Sand Hill Road between Hwy 280 and Foothill Expressway is a death trap. Now we hear of yet another fatal accident. Over the past few years a bicyclist was killed, and an English Professor and his family visiting Stanford were all killed on that stretch of roadway.

I think drivers exit 280 too fast and don't realize Sandhill is a roadway with a number of traffic lights - slow down!!!

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Posted by Sharon
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 22, 2008 at 4:55 pm

If the child was not restrained then the mother/driver should be charged with child endangerment,
If she did indeed run a red light then then she should be charged with a serious felony and do hard time in state prison.

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