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Teens killed in Christmas night crash on Foothill Road

Original post made on Dec 26, 2019

Three teenagers died and two others were seriously injured in a solo-vehicle crash on Foothill Road not far from Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton on Christmas night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, December 26, 2019, 8:04 AM

Comments (18)

Posted by Resident001
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 26, 2019 at 9:21 am

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This is so awful, my heart goes out to these families, please pray for comfort. I can’t believe it.

Posted by Lori
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 26, 2019 at 9:30 am

This is absolutely heart-wrenching!

Posted by Sherri
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 26, 2019 at 11:14 am


Posted by Cathy
a resident of Val Vista
on Dec 26, 2019 at 12:02 pm

Tragic & so sad. Prayers for healing

Posted by MaryM
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 26, 2019 at 3:12 pm

It is so sad to hear about the loss of life, especially in those so young. I send my condolences to the families that are grieving right now, and prayers to the families of the other teenagers who are injured and wishing them a speedy recovery.

Posted by laws
a resident of Castlewood
on Dec 26, 2019 at 5:39 pm cut short.

5 teenagers all in one car late at night is never a good idea. Intermediate license are not supposed to transport other teenagers without someone over 25. All us parents need to remember this.. protect the future.

Posted by Reader
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 26, 2019 at 6:01 pm

Heartbreaking for this to happen on Christmas Eve. My heart goes to the families.

Posted by Homie
a resident of Civic Square
on Dec 26, 2019 at 7:48 pm

Many young lives been lost on this road back in 1972 2 young girls 16years old I went to school with at Amador got killed in corvair hit tree tbose oaks don't move

Posted by Michael Austin
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Dec 26, 2019 at 8:06 pm

Maybe a deer caused this teen driver to loose control of the vehicle.

Posted by ConcernedPleasantonPArent
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Dec 26, 2019 at 11:33 pm

Very sad indeed, especailly on Christmas. :( Condolences to the families during this holiday season. Wishing that God is watching over them in their new place.

Love to read more details as it becomes available. The ages of the driver and passengers, what kind of license did they have, was everyone wearing seatbelts, was alcohol involved...I know of many parents who do not strap their kids when they sit in the back seats (and it's not my place to tell them to do so, but always telling my kids to make sure they put on a seatbelt or do not ride. I also see passengers not buckled in while driving around Pleasanton.

We, as parents and community members, need to do our best to educate and ensure young drivers are keepig themselves and others safe. This goes for crossing the streets too.

Posted by I'm Not a Tree Hugger
a resident of Foothill High School
on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:51 am

Instead of widening roads they try and keep traffic at bay by keeping it a 2 lane narrow road and hope drivers will stay away from it. Reminds me of Vasco road as they never address the real issue and try to make everyone drive 2 mph instead of just widening the road. Both cases a lot of lives would be saved!!!

Posted by Rhubarb
a resident of Carlton Oaks
on Dec 27, 2019 at 10:00 am

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@I'm Not a Tree Hugger: Foothill is not exactly a flat road with plenty of publicly-owned land on either side of it. How do you propose paying for the land acquisition--at fair market value for some of the most expensive real estate in Pleasanton--and widening on a hillside?

Posted by been there
a resident of Del Prado
on Dec 27, 2019 at 4:32 pm

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well, Rhubarb, if it is "publicly owned" land as you say, then it should be a matter of policy to widen the road. How do you suppose the various freeways like 580 and 680 rights-of-way were acquired? But that's not really the point here.
[Removed because of speculation].still very sad.

Posted by mamafish
a resident of Foothill Farms
on Dec 27, 2019 at 6:58 pm

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The children are in Gods hands now. He will take care of them. We must pray for their families that they can get through this. They are the ones left behind with the pain and the sorrow. God bless them!

Posted by Fifty Years Here
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Dec 27, 2019 at 8:22 pm

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I have personally known three teenagers who have lost their lives on Foothill Road. Something needs to be done to slow drivers down or make the road safer.

Posted by Wombat
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 27, 2019 at 9:29 pm

In my view, there is nothing fundamentally unsafe about that section of Foothill Road where the crash occurred. It's a relatively straight section of road with good visibility. In fact, I would say that - provided that one is obeying the posted speed limit signs - Foothill road is about the safest 35 to 45 mph road that I know of in Pleasanton because it is fairly straight (except near Sunol) and there are relatively few intersections along its length.

The only apparent problem I see with Foothill Road is that it's a relatively little traveled road off on the western side of Pleasanton, and that may tempt some people to drive unsafely and exceed the speed limit on it. (Everyone remember Cody Hall?).

Posted by parent
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 28, 2019 at 12:20 am

Deer suddenly crossing the roads in rural areas make it unsafe. That has happened a number of times to me on Foothill as well as Vineyard and Dublin Canyon, but fortunately they crossed far enough ahead of me that I was able to slow down.

Posted by Foater
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Dec 28, 2019 at 11:06 pm

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