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Man dies following car collision on Charleston Road

Original post made on Mar 22, 2023

Police are looking for witnesses in a Monday morning collision in Palo Alto near the Mountain View border where a driver struck a pedestrian who died the next day.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, March 22, 2023, 2:47 PM

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Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Mar 22, 2023 at 5:21 pm

MyFeelz is a registered user.

A tragic loss of life, and let's pause to reflect on the impending affordable housing that the City and County are planning for the near future while mourning the loss. With not enough parking for residents, there will be a lot of people walking around to get to the few services available near there. I can't imagine an 80 year old man was walking to work last Monday. There's too few details about where he lived, but judging from the circumstances and google maps, one can make a few assumptions. Approximately .3 of a mile away from the collision, there will someday be nearly 200 people living close by with no nearby services, and with very low income to make transportation as affordable as the housing. I suggest at minimum to put up more stop LIGHTS instead of SIGNS and MARK THE CROSSWALKS. And I suggest doing it BEFORE breaking ground anywhere near where people are expected to live in what will end up being a disaster zone without some kind of traffic mitigation in place. And yes it's going to make that section of road almost un-navigable. But we knew that before it was ever proposed.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 24, 2023 at 8:49 am

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This is very sad. Due to his age, it is likely that he lived nearby and often walked in the area. As the above comment noted, this is likely to happen in an area with so few amenities for those who live nearby. It is often safer to drive than to walk to get a cup of coffee or some fast food.

I hope you do a follow up when more information is known. Very sad, rip.

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