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PRESS RELEASE - Fatal Traffic Accident

Anyone with information, please call SCPD Traffic Investigator at (408)615-4764

Post Date:08/11/2017 10:30 AM

On August 10, 2017 at approximately 6:20pm, Santa Clara Police Officers responded to the bus stop near El Camino Real and Railroad Avenue on a report of a traffic accident.  Upon arrival officers learned that a VTA bus was stopped at the bus stop on El Camino Real near Railroad Avenue. 

The victim exited the bus at the middle doors and walked several feet away on the sidewalk.  As the bus was pulling away from the curb, the victim began pursuing the bus.  The victim stumbled and was struck by the bus.  

The victim sustained major injuries and was treated at the scene by Santa Clara Fire Department personnel.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.   

The investigation is on-going.  Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call the Traffic Investigator, Dave Machado, at (408) 615-4764.

Case Number: 17-6845
Date of Occurrence: August 10, 2017
Time: 6:20pm
Incident: Fatal Traffic Accident
Location: Bus Stop near El Camino Real and Railroad Avenue
Victim: Female Adult, 56 years old, Resident of Sunnyvale

Prepared by: Lieutenant Dan Moreno, Public Information Officer
Administrative Services Division
(408) 615-4865

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