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Atherton: Two pedestrians seriously injured crossing El Camino

Original post made on Oct 4, 2012

Atherton Mayor Bill Widmer has sent a strongly worded message to Caltrans demanding that improved safety measures be put into place on El Camino Real — the scene of yet another accident that left two pedestrians seriously injured after being struck by a vehicle Sunday, Sept. 30.

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Posted by Monique
a resident of Atherton: other
on Oct 4, 2012 at 7:20 am

I live near off El Camino Near Isabella and travel that route daily. I have been surprised by pedestrians crossing the street many times. Pedestrians most often do not use the cross walk or wait for traffic to stop to allow a safe crossing. They seem to think dashing out across a 3 lane highway is safe. Please pedestrians, until this issue is addressed use extreme caution when crossing El Camino, wait for traffic to stop. And motorists if you see a pedestrian waiting to cross stop and use your hazards to signal other motorists. It is extremely disturbing to see pedestrians risk their life to walk across El Camino.