Weekend carnage

This weekend’s tally of traffic collisions around the San Francisco Bay Area included these incidents.

14 year old girl killed while crossing street in Antioch.

From the Contra Costa Times:

Hillcrest bends around a curve as it nears Hidden Glen, and the posted speed limit is 45 mph. But the residents building the small shrine for Hasanati said cars rarely, if ever, keep their speed that low.

“Cars come around that (curve) flying,” said Jennifer Harrison, who said she has lived on Braemer Street, just off Hidden Glen, for five years. Harrison said she also has a 14-year-old daughter and doesn’t allow her on Hillcrest “because it’s a tragedy waiting to happen. Cars that already are going fast speed up to make the lights. They fly when they make the turn onto Hidden Glen. It’s a dangerous, dangerous intersection.”

7 teens hospitalized after SUV rollover in San Jose.

Teen drives a Chevy Tahoe off of Soquel San Jose Road down a 100 foot cliff in Santa Cruz County.

Multiple traffic accidents on Highway 17 and Highway 1 over the weekend in Santa Cruz.

Injury accident closes Montague Expressway in Milpitas for several hours.

DUI driver arrested after striking pedestrian in Pacifica

Fatal accident in Novato: Dodge Ram pickup truck vs big rig.

Stolen car speeds through San Francisco Tenderloin district. Suspect drives onto the sidewalk to avoid spike strips in the road; police officer shoots at the fleeing vehicle to protect pedestrians on the sidewalk.

Muni bus vs pedestrian kills 72 year old woman.

SF MTA officials say “Slow Down!” Story on KGO

The San Francisco Chronicle chronicles parking fails around the world. You might see a familiar name under photo #25.

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