Update: Person Struck By Vehicle At Charleston Road And Independence Avenue Dies

On Monday, February 16, 2015 we reported a person was struck by a vehicle while crossing the street at the intersection of Charleston Road and Independence Avenue. This same individual was transported to a local hospital, but unfortunately succumbed to their injuries on Wednesday, February 18. 2015.

It appears that the driver of the vehicle was exiting southbound from the shopping center parking lot and turned east onto Charleston Road at which point the person, who was crossing Charleston Road at Independence Avenue in the crosswalk, was struck. The driver of the vehicle involved remained at the scene and was cooperative (alcohol or drugs is not believed to have been a factor).


Location of incident on Independence and Charleston in Mountain View, CA.

If you witnessed the collision, or have additional information, please call us at 650-903-6395 and reference case number 15-0879. All media inquiries can be directed to our PIO, Sgt. Saul Jaeger, at policepio@mountainview.gov or call 650-903-6345.

3 thoughts on “Update: Person Struck By Vehicle At Charleston Road And Independence Avenue Dies

  1. david5mitchell8

    Left turns; a multitasking nightmare. You have to watch for cars going straight *and* make sure no one’s hidden by the A-pillar.

    1. psykojello

      Agreed. Left turns without dedicated arrows are quite scary both for drivers and pedestrians.

  2. Cary R

    They should really do the left turn signals as well as going straight and right. It is not that old of a system so I’m not sure why they didn’t do it from the start. One to two years ago a bunch of lights in California and El Camino Real had new systems installed. I only have a bike now because of the stroke and I am by there all the time.

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