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Fatal collision remains under investigation

Original post made on Jun 14, 2013

Police say it will likely be two weeks at least until tests are concluded on the driver of the car that killed bicyclist Diana Hersevoort on June 9.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, June 14, 2013, 5:06 PM

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jun 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

What does "answered police questions but did not give a statement" mean?


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 14, 2013 at 8:56 pm

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Posted by Mom
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:05 pm

Is anyone able to confirm the driver's previous criminal history as reported on the other local site? If its true, he should have been expelled and not walking among my two children. I'd love to know what his criminal history is. It's public information that I just don't know how to get to.


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Posted by K.L.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:40 pm

To the people who have written on other threads about drivers paying for the rest of their lives (i.e., mental anguish) after a vehicular manslaughter. You are basing that on imagining how you would feel. If you would be tormented for life after such a crime, you are not a narcissist. Narcissists will not suffer as you would. Their suffering comes fom their feeling of victimhood whenever they must pay a consequence. A narcissist always feels like the victim whenever life interferes with the pursuit of their goals. Narcissists don't suffer in the way you imagine you would in a similar circumstance. If they can, they will continue to live in exactly the same way, with the same behavior as before.


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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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Posted by Arnold
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 14, 2013 at 9:50 pm

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Posted by Truth
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

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Posted by beth
a resident of Country Fair
on Jun 15, 2013 at 6:49 am

R.I.P. sweet lady that passed...can't we just leave it at that folks...there are people hurting..words hurt.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

One item that I haven't really seen raised here: The role of the teen driver's friends in all of this. This teen driver's fondness for breaking speed limits was not a secret. He loved to tweet and post pictures describing his exploits to his friends, who would then tweet or post back with words of encouragement. I'm sure that some of these friends are reading these threads, so I have to ask them "How do you feel about your roles in all of this?". You could have saved not just the life of this woman, but you could have saved your friend from self-destructing his own life if you had forcefully told him to knock it off before he killed himself or killed someone else. Did any of you do that? Or did you think that being loyal to your friend meant that you should just keep quiet about all his speeding activities? You would all have been better friends to this teen if you had gotten together and held an intervention and told him that for his own good he needed to stop what he was doing. You might have saved him from himself, and Diana Hersevoort would still be alive as well. Sometimes when a friend is going down the wrong path (e.g., with alcohol, reckless driving, drugs, etc.), the role of a good friend is not to look the other way but to instead give your friend some "tough love" and help him or her to straighten their life out from their self-destructive path. Life as he has known it is over for this unfortunate teen driver and it didn't have to be this way. I hope that any other Pleasanton high school students reading this consider all this as well if you see a friend who needs to be rescued from him or herself.


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Posted by Guest
a resident of another community
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:18 am

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Posted by R.R
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:20 am

Sam, I saw photos of the friends-they don't look,like that type-the type who would be concerned and stage an intervention. They look like people you'd want to stay away from.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:22 am

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Posted by Jamie
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:24 am

A narcissistic sociopath is someone with a combination of narcissistic personality disorder and definitive behavioral signs of sociopathy. People with narcissism are characterized by their excessive and persistent need for others' admiration and positive reinforcement. They generally have grandiose opinions of themselves and believe they are superior to other people. Narcissists are also frequently convinced that they are above the normal responsibilities and obligations of everyday life, so they usually have significant difficulties maintaining employment or relationships as a result. The narcissistic sociopath has this type of personality along with a noticeable lack of regard for the rights of others and a tendency to regularly violate those rights.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:36 am

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:38 am

Resident wrote: "I do have to disagree somewhat with your characterization of his friends as responsible people with a conscience..."

Oh, well, in that case they may be destined to just all go to hell together. There did seem to be some young conscientious people posting on the older threads of this topic, so I was hoping that there were some good teens among this teen driver's friends and acquaintances.


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Posted by anon
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 15, 2013 at 11:21 am

We have all posted that maybe others will learn from this...earlier this morning I was driving home from the "new" Safeway (Bernal) westbound on Bernal heading to Foothill Rd. I had just gone under the freeway and has I was approaching where the right lane ends because you have to turn right into Tapestry, BAM a teenage boy in a white sedan flew past me, I estimate going 70mph, cutting me off. Over the bridge he was down the middle of the road. He then turned into the gated "complex" on the SE corner of Foothill/Bernal and into the driveway of the first house on the left. Yeah, they don't learn from one another.


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Posted by curious
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jun 15, 2013 at 9:36 pm

R R where did you see these pictures of his friends?


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