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Friends and family gather at intersection where Mountain View teen died after a collision with a truck

Original post made on Mar 21, 2022

Family and friends have left flowers, candles, balloons and mementos at an impromptu memorial at the corner of El Camino Real and Grant Road in Mountain View, where a fatal collision killed a 13-year-old bicyclist on March 17.

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Posted by Alika
a resident of Greene Middle School
on Mar 21, 2022 at 7:27 am

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What a terrible tragedy... There are no words. I sympathize and I'm sorry

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 22, 2022 at 8:41 am

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I have read a great deal about this incident and am reminded of a similar incident on ECR and California in Palo Ato just as the pandemic started.

Please teach young children that the best way to cross a street on a bicycle is to dismount and wheel a bike, effectively becoming a pedestrian. At 12 and 13 years of age, children do not have the ability to see all the potentials of how they could be hurt. They do not always understand that the driver of a truck cannot see them. The children might be doing everything right, but they can be invisible to a driver in a big vehicle.

For the sake of safety, there are times and places that all bike riders should dismount and become pedestrians pushing their bikes.