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on Aug 8, 2013
Please, it would help to understand those of us that care about safety in the area to understand how, why and more precisely where the tragic accident occurred in hopes of trying to add an extra margin of safety ourselves and to be able to lobby for corrective changes as appropriate.
Mercury-News says that car driver on a sight-seeing drive with his parents lost control of his car, crossed the center line, and hit an oncoming car. He was probably not paying enough attention and driving too fast for a winding road.
I was always told the back seat was the safest. I guess, for adults, the front seats, with air bags, are the safest. I wonder what model year the Camry is.
[Portion removed; don't speculate on details of an accident still under investigation.] Speed limit up there is 50 mph on straight away. Motorcycles often go faster. Slow down, pay attention.
A friend of mine was on Skyline that evening and tells me this Camry passed him at something like 70 MPH shortly before the collision. Not too hard to figure out how he lost control.
@some details please: The best action is for drivers to drive more carefully. In fact, driving defensively is a good idea anywhere, especially on Skyline.
Realistically, we can't prevent humans' fallibility 100% of the time. People need to be more responsible.
My condolences to the family. I hope the father recovers fully. Her son will have to live with what happened, more so if he is responsible.
Richard Masoner, could you please contact me email@example.com or have your friend who witnessed the speed or have him contact the CHP at 650-369-6261. NCIC # 9330. This is valuable information for me. BTW, I was injured but not seriously. This has been extremely traumatic for me, both body and mind and any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.
There is a lot of pressure to go faster than your comfort zone by local drivers who are familiar with this road and tailgate you through the turns. Not saying this happened in this tragic situation, but this has been my experience the few times I have driven up there to visit someone who lives in Woodside. I would not go there otherwise.
It is crazy enough that the locals drive up there like it is their private road.
But it is even crazier if the valley drivers who only drive 101 or 280 are testing their at best mediocre driving skills up there...be it in a Tesla or a family sedan...
I'm so sorry for all involved. SusanC: best wishes for a quick & thorough recovery. Backoff: I agree completely. I live in the Skyline area & deal with tailgaters. I feel no pressure to speed up and will not; instead I pull over. I also never tailgate slower drivers; doing so is extremely dangerous & there's no excuse for it. It's easy to convey you want a driver to pull over for you without tailgating. Drivers on Skyline of all stripes, include locals as well as many from other places. Again, very sorry for all involved. The man driving the car his mother died in, will suffer for the rest of his life.
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