Four People Hit By Car in Half Moon Bay After It Jumps Curb

Two of those hit were children from Redwood City, police say.

Photo courtesy: San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.
Photo courtesy: San Mateo County Sheriff's Department.
By Bay City News Service: 

Four pedestrians, including two children, were injured Sunday afternoon when a car jumped a curb and struck them as they strolled along a sidewalk in downtown Half Moon Bay, San Mateo County sheriff's officials said today. 

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Deputy Rebecca Rosenblatt, deputies responded to a report of a collision involving pedestrians near the corner of Main Street and Kelly Avenue at about 2 p.m. Sunday. 

Deputies reported that the female driver mistakenly stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake while attempting to park in a diagonal parking space on Main Street. 

Rosenblatt said the vehicle drove onto the sidewalk, where it struck a concrete planter box before continuing into a group of pedestrians. 

According to Rosenblatt, four pedestrians were struck, including a 40-year-old man visiting Half Moon Bay from the Murphys area of Calaveras County. The man suffered a major injury to his left leg and was airlifted to a hospital for treatment. 

Other victims included two children, ages 6 and 8 from Redwood City, and a 43-year-old woman, also from Murphys, who all suffered minor injuries and were not transported to the hospital. 

The driver, a 27-year-old woman visiting the Bay Area on business from South Korea, was driving a 2013 Honda. Deputies said she remained on the scene and was cooperative and there were no signs of drug or alcohol intoxication. 

The accident remains under investigation.

MadMonkey May 12, 2014 at 05:24 PM
Steps on gas instead of brake = should not be behind the wheel... ever.


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