Pedestrian in fatal bike crash in Palo Alto identified


A woman who was struck and killed by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has been identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner. An official cause of death has not yet been determined.

Kathryn Green, 61, of Los Altos Hills, was crossing the road when she was struck by a bicyclist traveling downhill.

Police and emergency personnel responded to the scene at 11:02 a.m., California Highway Patrol officer Art Montiel said. The male bicyclist was riding eastbound on Page Mill Road near Foothills Park at about 25 mph around a blind curve when he struck Green. There was no nearby crosswalk. She was transported to Stanford Hospital where she later died.

The bicyclist sustained minor injuries, mainly scrapes and cuts, and was transported home by one of the responding officers. He has not been charged in the incident, Montiel said.

Police closed Page Mill Road between Altamont Circle and Moody Road in the area near Foothills Park for about one hour, Montiel said.

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Posted by No Name
a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 24, 2015 at 6:00 pm

The Bicyclist should be held ACCOUNTABLE!

I bet he was going a lot faster than 25 mph (going downhill).

I was almost hit by a bicyclist on Moody Road - SHAME ON YOU FOR NOT OBEYING TRAFFIC LAWS.

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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Apr 26, 2015 at 10:24 pm

Which traffic law was the cyclist not obeying? I can't find any indication in this article that the cyclist was violating the law. It looks to me like a freak accident, or, if anything, a result of auto-centric design that doesn't take the needs of pedestrians or bicyclists into account.

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Posted by cyclist
a resident of another community
on Jun 24, 2016 at 10:03 am

Although this sounds like a tragic accident, the pedestrian was crossing at an unprotected area, and there is no indication of the cyclist exceeding the speed limit or running any stop signs/lights.

I think we can all use this as a caution that on twisty roads with limited sight distances, especially going downhill, we should maintain our speeds in such a way that any unexpected hazards that suddenly appear can be either avoided or maintain the ability to stop before collision. This caution is true regardless of the vehicle being used, be it car or motorcycle or bicycle.

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Posted by Me
a resident of Willowgate
on Jun 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm

"Green stepped in front of a male bicyclist who was heading eastbound on Page Mill Road at about 25 mph"

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