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Midweek carnage

This morning, we receive news from Palo Alto, CA of a mother who was seriously injured after she was hit by a juvenile driving a car in a residential neighborhood. Elsewhere today: Sedan into the back of a big rig on I-5 near Orland, CA results in driver fatality. Tuesday: Very confusing set of dispatches read more »

Teen fatality last night marks 40th traffic death for San Jose

A 17 year old boy was killed last night while crossing a large intersection in south San Jose with his bicycle. The driver of the silver Toyota RAV-4 stayed on the scene, according to media reports. this Toyota is at the scene, person inside declined to talk. pic.twitter.com/kfLw6h8nFJ — Eric Kurhi (@erickurhi) December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving weekend massacre

This is not a song about Alice’s Restaurant. Among the two dozen or so traffic fatalities reported during this past Thanksgiving holiday weekend: “Fast and Furious” star Paul Walker, who was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT. Roger Rodas was driving an estimated 70 to 90 MPH through a curve signed for 15 MPH read more »

Midweek carnage

As I type this, CHP have closed both lanes of northbound Highway 17 in Santa Cruz County, California. Somebody drove his vehicle off of the side of the highway and down the side of the mountain. Two women were ejected from the vehicle, and the car landed on top of one of the ejected passengers. read more »

All Saints Carnage

Why do people drive? It’s so dangerous! Two major accidents on California State Route 17 last night Early this morning, a Calstar helicopter landed on a closed Highway 17 near my home in Santa Cruz County to transport the seriously injured victim of a hit and run collision. Calstar helicopter during the day. Calstar is read more »

Weekend carnage: Car destroys San Jose home

Juveniles in a stolen car lost control and slammed into a house, rupturing a gas line that exploded, destroying one house and substantially damaging the house next door. Also: Discussion on those ad hoc roadside memorials marking traffic fatalities in Mr Roadshow’s column in the Mercury News.