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Palo Alto natives killed in Redwood City car collision, leaving behind twins

Original post made on Nov 8, 2022

The local community is mourning the loss of the parents of twin girls who were killed Friday night during a car collision. Gregory Ammen and Grace Spiridon met in middle school.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 7, 2022, 4:20 PM

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Posted by dontliveinCA
a resident of another community
on Nov 8, 2022 at 10:21 am

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Such a sad tragedy.......wonder who was at fault in causing this accident?

Posted by vmshadle
a resident of Meadow Park
on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:33 am

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dontliveinCA, authorities are investigating whether the collision occurred from street racing:

Web Link

I know from my own experience that it can be tricky to judge the speed of oncoming street racers. I was nearly hit making a right turn on red in Mountain View during the day because the cars were initially so far away and so I began my turn. Since they were traveling well above the speed limit, however, I naturally had to abort my turn and put up with their contemptuous faces and upraised middle fingers.

Judging speed is even more difficult at night.

If the seventeen-year-old driver is indeed found guilty of killing two parents and two seven-year-old orphans, he and his two younger passengers will rightfully spend the rest of their lives repaying the rest of society for their horrible decision and lack of impulse control.

Posted by vmshadle
a resident of Meadow Park
on Nov 8, 2022 at 11:43 am

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Whoops, sorry, CREATING two seven-year-old orphans.

Posted by Consider Your Options.
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 8, 2022 at 12:39 pm

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Terrible tragedy. My heart aches for these children whose lives have been changed forever and the family and friends of the victims. May you find comfort in your grief and loss.

Cars can kill and maim other people. Our choices on the road matter. A moment of carelessness can change your life. Turn off your phone. Turn your attention to responsible, legal, attentive behavior on the road. Our choices can save lives or put them at risk. We need roads that are engineered to control bad behavior, rather than invite bad behavior. (Caltrans, are you listening?) Let's please take care of each other every time we use the road.

Posted by jhskrh
a resident of Community Center
on Nov 8, 2022 at 7:57 pm

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Nothing I can say here, it is just so tragic, such good people with a future ahead of them have their lives taken in a flash, and their little girls have to endure such a loss. So traumatic, so sad.

Posted by Sequoia
a resident of another community
on Nov 9, 2022 at 10:08 am

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This is literally my worst fear when driving on El Camino. I want to point out that while inattentive and irresponsible driving does cause incidents such as this, El Camino is a road with so many unprotected left turns across multiple lanes, and its terrible design contributes to the occurrence of such accidents, including this one. When I’m driving home in San Mateo, I would have to take an unprotected left turn onto my block, but I’m so scared of something like this happening that I instead take a right one block earlier, and I circle the block and drive safely through the light when it’s green. Those extra two minutes I take to arrive home safely are worth my life every time. The cities across the South Bay and Peninsula need to redesign El Camino to not have horrible unprotected left turns to prevent accidents and tragedies like this one from ever happening.

Posted by KJH
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 9, 2022 at 1:20 pm

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I am sobbing over this terrible tragedy.

Posted by Screeedek
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 10, 2022 at 12:58 pm

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The drivers of the "race cars", because of their ages, will most certainly walk away with slaps on the wrist. And street racing will continue to be a problem.

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