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child laying in street on Friday???

Original post made by concerned parent on Mar 2, 2013

Could someone please tell me what happened on Friday on the corner of Hobart and Santa Cruz? There was a child laying in the middle of the street and police all around. This was around 3:!5. From a distance it looked like the child was hit by a car -is this true? I hope not!!!

The traffic on Santa Cruz and the number of kids walking along from Hillview is a dangerous combination. I wish the city would do something about the groups of kids 4-5 wide walking while cars zip by -- a lot of them driving well over the speed limit. It's a huge concern.

thank you.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

Do you have the right to know what happened to a minor child? Have you called the police to ask?

Posted by Hawk down, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Mar 4, 2013 at 3:09 pm

First, that is "lying" in the street, not "laying."

I believe that an accident that requires public resources is a matter of public record. There are many minor incidents that aren't reported simply because...there are so many of them.

Posted by parent, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 4, 2013 at 7:33 pm

We may not have the right to know the identity of the child, but we do have the right to know when and where car vs. pedestrian collisions occur around town. Without this information, dangerous streets may never be identified and fixed.

Posted by Hmmm, a resident of another community
on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:19 pm

Are you stating for a fact that you have a legal right to the info, or you're just saying that you *think* you have that right? Call the police, for pity's sake & ask them what happened. If you're not clear on your rights to the info, ask an attorney.

Posted by Sandy Brundage, Almanac Staff Writer, a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:57 am

The police log listed an incident at that time and location as a "vehicle accident with minor injury." According to the report, a 2006 silver moped driven by a 36-year-old woman allegedly rear-ended a 2006 white Toyota Tundra driven by a 32-year-old man. The woman was transported to the hospital after saying she was in pain.