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No criminal charges for car crash that killed Pleasanton teacher

Original post made on Aug 2, 2017

It appears there will be no criminal charges stemming from the violent car crash on the north end of town that killed Pleasanton Middle School teacher Carla Boerman during spring break earlier this year.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 2, 2017, 4:04 PM

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Posted by Dark Corners of Town
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm

Going 41 mph with stopped traffic in front of you and a red light? And neglect to use your brakes? I surmise the driver was speeding, was going to turn right on Owens, and could not navigate the corner and went airborne. Sounds negligent to me. There must be a consequence for unsafe driving.

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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Aug 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm

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Civil suit

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Posted by mike
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

Driver claiming brake malfunction is a big red flag. He was distracted by something, obviously not watching traffic in front of him. Civil suit will happen, good case.

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Posted by Jerry1
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:11 am

In a long line of traffic to turn I have thought I could make the light only to have the car in front of me stop. A few close calls so now I assume nothing. Just saying... my heartfelt sympathies to the Boermans.

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Posted by Ruben
a resident of Val Vista
on Aug 3, 2017 at 10:36 am

[Removed because it was off topic.] Anyway, I feel bad for the loss in this unfortunate incident and my condolences to the family. I hope the city does not take these occurrences lightly.

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Posted by Brian
a resident of Gatewood
on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:30 am

Unfortunately, according information posted on the gofundme page for the Boermans, the at fault driver has minimal insurance and assets. So a civil suit will be of little help. If that's not tragic enough, the Boermans recently lost their son to brain cancer. Words simply cannot express how sorry I am that tragedy struck this wonderful family not once, but twice.

The gofundme campaign set up to help Brian and his family has gotten about $35K in donations out of the $188K goal. If you would like to help, the link is Web Link

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 3, 2017 at 11:59 am

Longtime supporter of PPD but anytime a driver is doing 41 mph coming up on a car stopped at a red light and needs to swerve to miss that car, hits a curb and goes AIRBORNE then hits another car and kills the passenger, that's a lot of bad driver negligence, this guy got off way too easy!! IMO!

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Posted by carlos
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Aug 3, 2017 at 12:12 pm

Maybe the other driver was an African American lawyer

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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Aug 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm

@carlos. Whatever happened to that hit and run lawyer???? Kind of disappeared from the headlines, I'm still remembering what he did and waiting for justice!

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Posted by the gardener
a resident of Downtown
on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:25 pm

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Posted by Name hidden
a resident of Amador Estates

on Aug 10, 2017 at 1:53 am

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