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erty “to insist that improved safety measures are taken on therton Mayor Bill Wid- Atherton’s El Camino corridor.” mer has sent a strongly With three lanes moving traffic worded message to Cal- in each direction, that stretch of trans demanding that improved the state highway “has become safety measures be put into place the scene of multiple car-pedeson El Camino Real — the scene trian and car-bicycle accidents, of yet another accident that left often leading to severe injuries two pedestrians seriously injured and multiple deaths,” he wrote. after being struck by a vehicle “On other streets, pedestrian Sunday, Sept. 30. crossings are made more visible Two women were struck at with the use of lighted/blinking about noon while crossing El signs and in-pavement flashing Camino at its intersection with lights,” he continued. “These Isabella Avenue, according to Sgt. have been available for years, and Anthony Kochler of the Ather- yet the state has taken the cheap ton Police Department. They route (in mitigating Atherton’s were hit by a southbound Chevy problem), which is costing our Blazer, whose unnamed male residents dearly. driver remained on the scene, “Improved crossing on this Sgt. Kochler said. state road is The women, mandatory!” he Atherton mayor wrote. “Traffic who police believe were in the crosslights, f lashing demands that walk, were treatcrosswalks, or ed on the scene Caltrans install new other safer meaby fire departsafety measures. sures are defiment paramedics nitely required.” before being taken by ambulance Mr. Widmer noted that he has to Stanford Hospital with major been discussing the dangerous injuries, he said. Their condi- situation with Assemblyman tions are unknown at this time, Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, he said, and the department is following another accident that still working on identifying one occurred several weeks ago. of the victims. “Please acknowledge this note Coincidentally, the accident and provide me with your plans occurred two years to the day and actions so that this serious that Christopher Chandler, a situation can be quickly recti62-year-old Redwood City resi- fied,” Mayor Widmer said in the dent, was struck and killed in email. “The lives of our residents the same crosswalk while riding are at stake here. The liability of his bicycle across El Camino. inaction rests with the state.” Sgt. Kochler said the driver in This summer, the town of the latest incident voluntarily Atherton, a motorist, and sevsubmitted to a blood test for drugs eral other public agencies were and alcohol. He said that dam- named in a lawsuit filed by the age to the vehicle indicated that mother of a teenager who was the driver was not speeding, but struck while crossing El Camino that police were continuing their Real on foot last year. Courtney investigation of the incident. Schrier was struck in the crossOn Monday morning, Mayor walk at Alejandra Avenue in July Widmer sent an email to Cal- 2011, suffering a broken pelvis trans Director Malcolm Dough- and brain injuries.

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Tony Reyes killed on freeway A 38-year-old San Bruno man was killed after he exited his crashed vehicle, walked onto a northbound lane of U.S. 101 near Marsh Road and was hit by an oncoming car early Friday morning, Sept. 28, according to the California Highway Patrol. Tony Edward Reyes, who competed for 14 seasons in the Professional Bowlers Association tour, was identified as the motorist who died just before 12:30 a.m. on the freeway near Menlo Park. He won the Motor City Classic in 2006 when he bowled a perfect 300,

according to the U.S. Bowling Congress. Mr. Reyes was headed north on the freeway when his Chevrolet Trailblazer skipped off of the fourth and fifth lanes and hit the right-side sound wall, the CHP said. He then got out of his disabled car and stood in a lane where he was struck by a Jeep Liberty, driven by Romeo Tutop, 31, of San Jose, according to the CHP. The crash remains under investigation, CHP Officer Art Montiel said. — Bay City News Service

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