Crash On Santa Rita Road Crimes & Incidents, posted by Joanie, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jul 11, 2009 at 8:53 pm
This evening at about 6 pm I passed police cars and an SUV in the median with a tree in the middle of its front bumper on Santa Rita Road across from Baskin Robbins. When I drove back that way, more than an hour later, the SUV was gone but there were still multiple police vehicles, lanes cordoned off, and an officer using a measuring tape in the road. I was wondering why there was so much police activity for so long. When I was crashed into by a cell phone talking moron on Santa Rita Road, the police came and went in a few minutes. So what elements of a car crash are needed to create long term involvement of police?
Posted by C. Lindberg, a resident of another community, on Jul 12, 2009 at 10:40 pm
I was caught up in the traffic from this accident. Sat through 3 red lights with nothing moving. Finally realized that way up ahead about a block up from me there were people moving around in the street out of their cars, which meant, car accident. Most of us moved in to the right turn only lane and used it to move on up and through the intersection and on in to downtown Pleasanton. Sadly, as I drove past, I saw the SUV up on the median crashed in to a tree. But the worst was someone was out on the grassy median lying on their back on the ground with a blanket over them and a person was doing chest compressions. I moved past quick as traffic could allow but haven't been able to stop thinking about that accident. Did the person (not sure if it was a man or woman) make it? Was anyone else hurt? I was about another 3 or 4 minutes down the street before the emergency vehicles came past me on their way to the accident. I immediately started saying prayers and the tear came for a complete stranger. We see this on TV all the time, but to see this and know that someone's heart really had to have stopped for CPR to be administered just shook me up. This was real.