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Deputies pursue 'reckless' driver over mountainous Woodside roads

Original post made on Apr 25, 2013

A mid-morning car chase involving deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office spilled out on to Interstate 280 north of the Edgewood Road exit, where officers from the California Highway Patrol took over.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, April 25, 2013, 11:47 AM

Comments

Posted by Woodside resident, a resident of Woodside: Woodside Heights
on Apr 25, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I witnessed this event from the gas station on Woodside Road, near the Town. After hearing the sirens, I watched as 6 to 8 police cars went by, I did not see the suspect car. A helicopter then hovered and went towards 280. After a minute or less, another 8 cars went towards 280, all coming from 84. Overall, there were what looked like 8 CHP and 8 San Mateo County cars all driving down Woodside Road, from 84 towards 280, speeding. One car was without identification, but inside I could see 4 police officers with weapons on them, I'm assuming from the overall like suspenders on their upper bodies.

When I continued on 84, I saw 2 San Mateo County officer cars that had collided in what appeared to be a rear end collision with one another. They were on the side of the road. This could indicate that the entire situation was a drill, since they would not have hit each other while in pursuit. Instead I'm guessing they were lined up and one car jumped the gun by starting too early.

Further down on 84 there was a film crew filming a commercial for the Forest Protection Service.

A bit strange that such a heavy presence of police/military force would be needed for one stolen car.

Do others feel that this might be overdone for one stolen vehicle?


Posted by Observer, a resident of Woodside: other
on Apr 26, 2013 at 7:54 am

Given the nature of the road, it sure seems like overkill to me. We're pretty lucky no one was hurt, or worse.


Posted by duh, a resident of Atherton: other
on Apr 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

17 speeding cars and the expense of 2 crashed patrol cars-yeah sounds like over kill to me.
Maybe just the helocopter from now on
really dangerous