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Australian race car driver charged in fatal La Honda crash is out on bail

Original post made on Sep 14, 2023

The Australian race car driver charged with vehicular manslaughter for a fatal crash on state Highway 84 in San Mateo County is out on bail.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, September 13, 2023, 11:11 AM

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Posted by Colleen Anderson
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 14, 2023 at 12:31 am

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This is such a sad story. With all the road work going on it gets confusing on where to go. This is someone who wasn't on drugs or alcohol. Sounds like he in no way shape or form is a criminal and will suffer for the rest of his life after something this tragic. I feel bad for both families.

Posted by pogo
a resident of Woodside: other
on Sep 14, 2023 at 10:50 am

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I think the "angle" that this driver is from Australia where they drive on the left side of the road is the problematic implication.

Posted by lawman
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Sep 14, 2023 at 12:20 pm

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I agree with Colleen Anderson. I expect he may end up pleading guilty to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter.

Posted by Anita
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Sep 15, 2023 at 2:34 pm

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I agree with Colleen Anderson. A tragedy.

Posted by La Honda Resident
a resident of another community
on Sep 27, 2023 at 4:22 pm

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The comment by the Lorrain Rucker is absolutely correct. I suggest the Almanac, and any other news agency, check the facts, which can be easily obtained from the CHP or CalTrans, which have jurisdiction over Highway 84. The lane closure is of the westbound lane, not the eastbound lane, as has been erroneously reported. Drivers heading eastbound do not change lanes when passing through this road closure, so this driver did not do so, unless he was already in the wrong lane when he arrived at the lane closure.

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