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Car hits girl walking bike across street and flees

No serious injuries in Menlo Park accident

A 14-year-old girl walking her bike across the street in a crosswalk had a too-close-for-comfort encounter with a car that then fled the scene on Wednesday, Sept. 21, according to Menlo Park police.

The incident occurred at about 9 a.m., the girl's father told the Almanac.

The car, described as a newer model maroon sedan driven by a woman possibly 30 to 40 years old, struck the girl's bike while making a right turn at Middle Avenue and El Camino Real, according to the police.

Police spokeswoman Nicole Acker said the girl's ankle hurt where the bike collided with her foot after being struck by the car's bumper, and the teen turned to a parent for medical care.

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Posted by reckless drivers
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Sep 22, 2011 at 11:55 am

I hate reckless drivers.


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Posted by Donald
a resident of another community
on Sep 22, 2011 at 2:43 pm

This is totally despicable behavior, but our society seems unwilling to take realistic steps to do anything about it.


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Posted by Ranch Gal
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Sep 26, 2011 at 10:54 am

As I have believed for many years now, this will become the "NORM" as the 20's, 30's and 40's folks have for the most part been coddled by their parents and never held "accountable" for their actions. This is the result. 2 wheelchair victims lost their lives last week in the Bay Area due to Hit and Run accidents. Our younger society as a whole nowadays here does NOT take responsibility for anything. Texting while driving and when you look at them, they flip you off. Sigh..... Guess we are in for more cameras.


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