Woodside man identified following fatal collision


An 89-year-old Woodside man has been identified by the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office as the pedestrian who was killed after being struck by a vehicle Thursday evening in Belmont.

Ernest Goldau was walking on the 100 block of Old County Road when he was struck shortly before 6:30 p.m.

Police said a blue Toyota Corolla hit Mr. Goldau and police found him lying in the road. He died after being taken to Stanford Hospital, according to the medical examiner's office.

The driver of the Toyota stayed at the scene and cooperated with police.

Police said neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a part in the collision.

— Bay City News Service

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6 people like this
Posted by Liz
a resident of Portola Valley: Central Portola Valley
on Feb 12, 2018 at 3:43 pm

My condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.

3 people like this
Posted by Lynne Bramlett
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Feb 13, 2018 at 12:15 am

Lynne Bramlett is a registered user.

So very sad about Ernest Goldau's death as this apparently fit man could have had many more years. Sad for his family and for the driver who must be devastated. Drivers and walkers, we cannot be careful enough. My condolences to Mr. Goldau's family too. Thank you Liz for your post.

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