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Pedestrian, 25, killed last night on Stoneridge Drive at Guzman Parkway

Original post made on Dec 18, 2014

A 25-year-old pedestrian was killed last night when he was struck by a car traveling eastbound on Stoneridge Drive at Guzman Parkway.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 18, 2014, 6:51 AM

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Posted by Justin
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:54 am

A tragic story but with all due respect, hard to label it an "Accident"


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Posted by Toshiba
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:31 am

Feel sorry for victim family. I have seen may cars doing at least 60 heading to it coming from the Livermore area. Cops need to stay ther to catch these doped monster. Just this morning when I was driving out I was at 30 and a truck from Livermore came screaming at such speed and tail gate me at 5.30 am!! Cops shut be there. We don't need speed demons driving in a neighborhood with school kids


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Posted by bellaseanna
a resident of another community
on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:50 am

They said speed wasn't a factor quit judging and assuming. I am sure everyone involved is hurting!


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Posted by Resident of Vintage Hills
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:29 am

Very sad for everyone involved. It is particularly difficult at night in the rain to see bicyclists and pedestrians when they do not wear reflective clothing or have lights on their bicycles.


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Posted by Sherry
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:14 am

Agreed that drivers speed on this stretch of road, but I live in this area and can tell you that I've had pedestrians step right out in front of my car more than once, both from the roadside AND when they have a don't walk signal at the crosswalk. Sad all around.


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:35 am

Didn't know street name, so had to google it. I see a 'curve' there, so might have been very 'short' warning distance for awareness. Dark & rainy. A lesson for all, for your own survival, if you are a pedestrian you must make yourself visible at all times. Recently, there was a man, dressed in all black, walking 2 dogs on a dark, sprinkling night. I saw Bright streetlights at the approaching intersection, which actually created shadows right beyond. Law might have said my fault if there had been an accident, even though dogs were off curb before crosswalk. But he did not make himself visible to me until the intersection. Just saying personal responsibility is wise to practice for pedestrians...and speeding bicycles.
Otherwise, everybody loses.


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Posted by SteveH
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:05 pm

The nearest crosswalks to where this happened are a few hundred yards in either direction. Yes, speeding is common on this section of road, but I have noticed people slowing down to at or below the speed limit with all this rain we've been having. I personally drove down this same section about a half hour before this happened and saw nothing unusual.
Prayers to the driver, first responder, victim's family and anyone else involved in this tragedy.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Hacienda Gardens
on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:24 pm

I knew that once they opened up Stoneridge Drive to go through to Livermore, the outlets, and Jack London Drive, this would happen. It didn't take people long to learn that you can exit at Hacienda or Hopyard (from e/b 580) to take Stoneridge e/b and avoid the nightly jam on 580. I frequently drive this route because my parents live in Stoneridge Creek (the new senior housing development that went in). I think the speed limit is 35MPH there but people passing me at roughly 55 to 60 is a normal, everyday occurrence. But I think the police are working the area pretty heavy because almost every time I'm there, there are 2 motorcycle officers working radar and they have stopped lots of cars. The problem (I think) is that these guys work day shift. Once they go off duty, nobody else pays attention to Stoneridge in this particular area. So perhaps the Traffic Sergeant at PPD can assign some traffic officers for random enforcement here during all hours, and not just day shift hours. Thanks.


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:47 pm

This had zero to do with 'commuters'. 8:00pm? a local running to get last minute Christmas related something, after the lot thinned out. Who knows, it could have been an immediate neighbor rushing home late, from shopping at 'Stoneridge Mall'. Stoneridge Drive connection is a good thing and is hardly used. It's never full.


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Posted by Sherry
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:49 pm

@Sam, there are indeed motorcycle police out during the day, but they seem to be focused on pulling over parents who turn right onto Guzman on the red light without stopping completely first. My kids go to Mohr and I see them out doing so on a routine basis. They also like pulling over parents who roll the stop sign at Dennis and Guzman. (I don't mind them doing those things, of course, but I'd love to see them spending that time nailing speeders.)


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Posted by Uncle Gator
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2014 at 12:59 pm

First fatality on our wonderful Cook-Kalio-Mayor Hosterman Expressway! This project was ram-rodded through with ONLY the Developers in mind! The PEOPLE are losing this battle to the Developer/Chamber backed Council majority...

The traffic is HORRIBLE on this new cut through eexpressway. Twice in the last 2 weeks it took me 20 minutes to go about a mile on Stoneridge from just Hopyard to Santa Rita!!!! 580 backs up and we get 1000's more cut through drivers!!!

The original "Traffic Study" needs to be pulled and reviewed! I'm sure they under-estimated the amount of traffic that the Stoneridge extension has created!

I sat there and counted about 500 cars going through to Livermore in less than 20 minutes one night! People speed, tail gate, and drive recklessly ALL the time! It's hard to make a simple lane change at rush hours!!

Is there no solution or are we just stuck with this dirty expressway?!?!?!


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Posted by WOW
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm

Uncle Gator must be drinking the pickled gatorade. The new stoneridge connection was long in planning and hardly ramrodded thru. It was delayed and delayed by the few nimby's even tho it has been on the plan for years. Finally it is thru and the many many times I have driven it there has been little traffic. Also the article mentioned that speed was not a factor and that evidently the pedestrian stepped out in to traffic. Everybody just makes up their own facts these days. I will tell all the trolls who will now jump all over me for my comments to bug off in advance. Good day.


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Posted by Sara
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:57 pm

I was driving home from work when I saw the accident last night. I dont know if the person driving was speeding because I do not have a radar.I work in the outlets and I live in Pleasanton and use this street everyday since it has opened. Since then I can say that people on this road are ALWAYS driving over the speed limit. My prayers are with this victims family and the driver. This road needs to be monitored better the only times I have seen police there have been around 1 or 2 am after I have gotten off late shifts.


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:42 pm

Yes, traffic is terrible between Hopyard and Santa Rita, then it all turn right and goes South on Santa Rita to Valley, to Vintage Hills, Ruby Hill,etc. Very little continues on new Stoneridge.
Valley Ave from Stanley is at full capacity from 7am to 7pm, without pause, and while children of all ages cross Valley Ave to schools. They have been doing that for years. Odd that there have not been pedestrian deaths on Valley. I'm sure this rainy night Stoneridge curve accident was something that won't happen again. Maybe few adults wonder back and forth across Valley. Maybe Stoneridge neighbors will adjust how to run back and forth like before the neighborhood housing was build out...with or without the connection.


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Posted by Toshiba
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:17 pm

I never conclude the driver is speeding but then a dead man can't talk so who is to vouch the victim did was was written? All I am saying is people speed though the area on a 25-35 limit stretch. Why can't drivers be more responsible and slow down when they pas this neighborhood? I just came back from PFD and ask them to put cops on watch and catch speed demons and tail haters. And not catch those parents dropping picking their kids at Mohr and did come stop 3 seconds at the stop sign!!


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm

Those of us that have lived here for a long time have always known that stoneridge to Livermore was always in the long term plans so maybe all the "newbies" in town should quit whining about getting this "expressway" jammed down our throats!! Time for PPD to step up their patrols not only on stoneridge but also on valley before we all get picked off one at a time by these cut-through commuters. Oh yeh, those of you that think it's ok to make "Hollywood " stops And you want PPD to let you slide guess again-- DMV says full stops at all stop signs, slow down, the life you save may be mine!!


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Posted by Lights
a resident of Stoneridge
on Dec 19, 2014 at 9:44 am

I live right in that area and drove past the scene right after it happened. What I want to convey here is that Stoneridge has those new intense streetlights and with the rain on the streets the reflection from those lights is so bright that I had to squint my eyes to see. It's like giant Spotlight shining directly in your face. They just magnify the wet roads and the reflection almost blinds you. It would have been extremely hard to see anyone walking in a sidewalk let alone on the side of the road. I think those lights and the raining conditions might have contributed to this horrible and sad situation.


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Posted by Longtimer
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 20, 2014 at 12:05 am

Yes, in my comment near the top, the streetlight for me created a truly 'blind ring' right outside the edge of the BRIGHT area. It still goes back to all pedestrians, who value their lives, must make themselves visible! It is not about right or wrong, or me first or anything else. IF you don't observe conditions, and HELP the driver to SEE you, your life as you know it could end.. Again, EVERYBODY loses. Discuss within your family, the reality of road and weather conditions. Being 'dead right' is of little consolation.
Those practices also apply to Mothers on their 'devices' while children run behind BACKING cars in parking lots. That should not be the drivers problem, when there are certain movements in certain moments walkers cannot be seen. Teach, practice, survival responsibilities repeatedly to all ages.
Walkers who drive should know what backers cannot see, and for survival, help the backer, who does not have eyes in the back of their head. And, without 'crypton' cannot see THROUGH the MONSTER VANS on each side of the parking space, making it IMPOSSIBLE to see. In other words, backing out is usually a 'BLIND' crapshoot....walk accordingly. Engage your mind. Stay in survival mode, and keep the damn 'device' off while performing ANY movement in a parking lot, pedestrian or driver. Kidsji learn by observing you and others. Demonstrate safety.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 20, 2014 at 6:37 pm

Good luck getting that "device" put down and also that Starbucks coffee cup, one in each hand while driving at above the posted speed limit, usually in a school zone, how do they do that???? It's a crazy mixed bag of drivers in this town, everybody in such a hurry, slow down, leave 2 minutes earlier, it will still be there, PPD cuts way too much slack too all these bad drivers, it's a sleepy town no more!!


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Posted by Pleasanton was nice forty years ago
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2014 at 6:17 am

Driving will only get more dangerous. The state of California and the liberals will give a drivers license to anyone. I avoid accidents everyday from people who cannot drive. Three just yesterday. When you think giving a drivers license to a illegal immigrant. Well what do you think you will get. Lousy dangerous driving conditions. It's only going to get worse. I witness people driving everyday and it is obvious after following them for a few miles they should not have a license a car or even a.bike. If you can't walk and chew gum you should not be allowed to drive. This goes hand in hand with the clueless who walk run or ride their bike right into traffic. Maybe the answer is natural selection. I miss those days


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Too many speeders on this Stoneridge extension. Speeding in residential neighborhoods should mean an automatic jail sentence with a large fine. Same for running stop lights. The only solution is to put speed breakers. I hate speed breakers but idiot drivers are so self absorbed and selfish, that's the only solution. And then pedestrians, as others have pointed out, should make them more visible and not cross at unmarked crossings. And those who are calling out liberals giving out easy licenses, look yourself in the mirror first. It's a general lack of courtesy and decency that pervades modern society today and has nothing to do with political affiliation, race or economic status. The worst drivers are those driving expensive European cars who think laws are above them. And then there are those who are so down and out that they just about break every law and dare to caught. End rant.


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 21, 2014 at 1:33 pm

When was the last time I observed a bicyclist stopping at a stop sign or walking their bike in the crosswalk, hmmmm, maybe 10 years ago at least!! So many bad drivers out there, so many out of touch bicyclists taking over the streets, going to be one giant demolition derby out there real soon!!! Just a thought, does DMV have a quota they have to make for issuing licenses?


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Posted by Amy Leona
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 21, 2014 at 2:43 pm

The comments here are nauseating. Why is this turning into a place to complain about speeding and development? Do you have no sympathy?

Another young person in our community is dead. Let this article--which is what people will find while trying to figure out what happened to David--be a place to leave your sympathies for those who are grieving.

My deepest sympathies go out to the entire Reardon family, to David's friends, and any others affected. You are being kept in my prayers and in the hearts and minds of the entire UU community.


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Posted by Misty Reardon
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 23, 2014 at 8:11 am

What is wrong with ALL of you, THIS IS MY FAMILY........!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You don't even know ALL the facts, so DON'T comment on something you don't know about. What if this was your family, would you want people saying this. HAVE SOME RESPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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