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SUV strikes teen walking to school

A student crossing Almond Avenue at North Gordon Way while walking to Los Altos High School was taken to the hospital Aug. 31 with non-life-threatening injuries after a parent driving an SUV struck her, according to police. The accident occurred at approximately 9 a.m.

The 17-year-old girl sustained bumps, scratches and road rash, said police spokesman Capt. Andy Galea. The driver, a 50-year-old Hayward man in a 1999 Ford Expedition, was dropping off a student at the high school, Galea said, and told police he did not see the girl in the crosswalk.

The driver was not cited at the scene but could be at a later date, Galea said, as the investigation is ongoing.

Cristy Dawson, assistant principal at Los Altos High, told the Town Crier that the injured girl said, “Hi, Ms. Dawson,” as she was ferried from the scene in an ambulance.

“That made me feel good,” Dawson said.

Dawson said the intersection tends to be “problematic” during the morning commute.

“I’d like the city to look at that and make it safer,” she said. “We have students driving as well as adults.”

Assault

Sept. 1, 10:34 pm., 809 Fremont Ave.: A woman visiting a patient at Los Altos Subacute and Rehabilitation Center called police after the patient’s roommate, a 48-year-old female, returned to the room, didn’t recognize the visitor and allegedly verbally assaulted her, grabbed her shirt and attempted to hit her.

Galea said both parties declined action when an officer showed up.

– Elliott Burr

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