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Pedestrian killed in Wednesday night collision on Hacienda Drive

Original post made on Dec 21, 2017

A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a car on Hacienda Drive on Wednesday night, Pleasanton police said Thursday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 21, 2017, 3:20 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Citizen
a resident of Stoneridge Park
on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:36 pm

Why was the victim taken to Castro Valley instead of to the hospital in Pleasanton?

Posted by Eric
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:52 pm

Pleasanton has an ER, Castro Valley has a Trauma Center.

Posted by Marco
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:23 am

Very sad. With these long nights I can imagine the driver didn't see the pedestrian at all beforehand. I've seen drivers nearly strike pedestrians twice just this week because of how dark it is. Be safe out there.

Posted by Pleasanton Dad
a resident of Mohr Park
on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:00 am

Its getting bad. Two weeks ago my Lyft driver had to slam on his breaks crossing stoneridge and hopyard as a guy on a bicycle with all his saftey gear blew the red light. Three cars almost hit him.
Then last night i saw a kid driving a light blue Toyota cruiser blow the light on Stoneridge and kemp.
When I was crossing with my dog on Moore, with the flashing cross walks lights on. A early model Toyota Camry just blew past us. I screamed at them and they stopped in the middle of the cross walk. Apparently the flashing orange lights don't mean slow down and look for a pedestrian. They must think they are a Christmas decoration.
After I had past through the cross walk I heard a car slam its horn on as a bicyclist went through the cross walk while the flashing orange lights are on.

Its only a matter of time before more people are killed.

Posted by Buc Lau
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

Night visibility has also gone down quite a bit since the city installed inferior LED street lights. I don’t know who is responsible for the poor decision, but compared to the ones San Ramon uses, Pleasanton’s are lousy. They only light up a small area directly beneath the pole. Very, very poor light levels, making it difficult to see pedestrians.

My heart goes out to all those involved in this tregedy.

Posted by Sad
a resident of Livermore
on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Sad is a registered user.

This is very sad. My condolences to all involved. I do have to say though, I don't understand why he stepped out of the median in front of a moving car, unless I read that incorrectly. I do see pedestrians and bicycle riders doing incredibly dangerous things on the roads every day. Last night on my way home from work, a bike rider blew through a red light in front of 4 LANES of moving traffic. I still can't believe no one hit him. He didn't even slow down. And if someone had hit him, it wouldn't have been the car driver's fault, but people would be screaming for the police to lock him/her up and throw away the key! I see bike riders go thru lights, stop signs, pedestrian cross walks, ride out in front of cars, get on and off the side walks and stray far out of the bike lanes everyday. They ride incredibly foolishly and irresponsibly a lot of the time. People just walk across the streets without even hesitating to look at the traffic. I can't believe it some times. I am surprised that more people don't get hit. God must really be watching out for them, but a little more caution on their part would be a good thing.

Posted by Lisa R
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 22, 2017 at 6:48 pm

Lisa R is a registered user.

Please, be kind.

Posted by Bill
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 22, 2017 at 11:10 pm

I had a lady look me right in the eye as she stepped in front of my car on Santa Rita near Nob Hill Foods. Nothing I could do.

But she had already stepped back just in time. I always wondered if she was looking to end it all. She showed no fear or concern. Dead in the eye.

Posted by L.D.W
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 23, 2017 at 1:46 pm

this is my son. life is priceless. I didn't take the time to tell him all the things I should have I was to angry and hurt caught up in my expectations of how he should live his life I was giving him tough love then he disappeared only to reappear in the form of two police officers delivering the painful truth every parent dreads... to outlive their child. I had all the time in the world yet not a moment to waste and now it is to late .

Posted by ej
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 25, 2017 at 11:20 pm

LDW, That breaks my heart. I am so sorry for the loss of your son.

Posted by Dena
a resident of Walnut Hills
on Dec 26, 2017 at 8:47 am

I am sooo sorry for your loss; I lost my son in 2002. Your life will never be the same. Be kind to yourself you have a rough road ahead

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Canyon Oaks
on Dec 26, 2017 at 9:58 am

L.D.W. - my sincerest condolences to you and your family. I know this is just the beginning of your grieving process.
As a mom myself, I can tell you're a good, conscientious mother. I'm pretty sure you expressed those things to your son during his life. Even if you didn't say the words. And very definitely, no matter what your beliefs, I think you can continue to talk to him as long as you need to. Who knows for sure whether he can hear you or not, but YOU can hear it, and it will put those loving, caring thoughts into the Universe. I think that's pretty cool.
Again, I'm very sorry for your loss.

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