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Pleasanton: Triple-fatal Christmas crash spurs multiple legal actions

Original post made on Mar 17, 2021

The school and Dublin community at-large mourned together in what seemed at the time like a very public grieving process in the days after the horrific wreck. The legal fallout may well play out in a very public fashion, too.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:39 PM

Comments (3)

Posted by Cliff S
a resident of Pheasant Ridge
on Mar 17, 2021 at 9:07 pm

Cliff S is a registered user.

Foothill rd is a mess and accident prone since forever. By todays standards it is not acceptable, and shame on the county for refusing to update and resolve it. There's here's no safe routes to school for foothill HS, those trees are right on the edge of the out of standard code road, and it's heavily traveled. How many serious and fatal crashes have happened on Foothill? Old timers will tell you a LOT.


Posted by Carl
a resident of Stoneridge
on Mar 18, 2021 at 10:36 am

Carl is a registered user.

Let’s see, an unlicensed and inexperienced 16 year old driver traveling at a speed in excess of 90 mph in a 40 mph zone. Now what could possibly go wrong?? Yes, a real tragedy took place here, but at what point does a person have to take responsibility for their actions and not always say it is someone else’s fault.


Posted by Shawn
a resident of Foothill High School
on Mar 19, 2021 at 9:39 am

Shawn is a registered user.

Having lived in Pleasanton since 83 and attending Foothill in the mid-80’s, I remember a lot of fatal accidents on Foothill. It seems as though we would lose 1 classmate per year on the road, every one of which was due to reckless driving. I don’t ever recall a fatal accident by someone driving the speed limit. Foothill Rd is not the problem here. The problem is idiots driving too fast and all too many times under the influence. Maybe people should start taking personal responsibility for their actions or for those of their children rather than blaming it on the road.


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