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Woman in critical condition after being struck by SamTrans bus in Menlo Park

Original post made on Jun 29, 2022

A woman suffered life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a SamTrans bus on El Camino Real in Menlo Park during early morning hours on Wednesday, June 29, at 1:20 a.m., according to Menlo Park police.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 10:18 AM

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Posted by NA
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jun 29, 2022 at 1:15 pm

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I captured photos of over 100 reckless drivers speeding, failing to stop at intersections, and nearly colliding with multiple pedestrians at separate locations in just the past 3 days downtown. I also witnessed an accident. In the past 6 months drivers have nearly collided with me as I passed through crosswalks on over 5 occasions. The crosswalks are the least safe place to walk downtown. It would be nice to believe that police presence will remedy the problem, but it will not. From my analysis it seems that at least 7 out of 10 drivers fails to fully stop at intersections regardless of whether or not pedestrians are present, and will only drive safely if they believe there is immediate risk of being discovered by visibly present police. It's not possible for police to be present at all intersections at all times and if they are not then the bad driving will continue. Chances are the driver in this case is still a negligent driver,regardless of what the extenuating circumstances are.

Posted by Brian
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Jun 29, 2022 at 3:18 pm

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"The woman was reportedly walking in the right lane of the roadway at the time of the collision.". That time being 1:20 AM.

Doesn't sound like reckless driving to me, or any issues by the driver. The woman was walking in the right lane of a busy road at night, not in a cross walk or any other place she should have been walking.

Posted by Atherton Resident
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jul 1, 2022 at 8:39 pm

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The person was walking southbound on El Camino between Valparaiso and Encinal. There is no sidewalk southbound. There is only a sidewalk northbound on El Camino, and only certain parts of it at that. There is no way to cross El Camino safely except the crosswalks at Encinal or Isabella which is two long blocks north of Valparaiso. As we don't know where this pedestrian originated, let's give her the benefit of the doubt that she was trying to be as safe as she could, given the conditions of the road- which we all know is not pedestrian friendly. Victim blaming never helps. Have some compassion.

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