6/21/2012 Press Release POLICE DEPARTMENT
Pursuant to CA Gov’t Code Sect 6254 (F)

Community Action & Information Unit
Saul Jaeger, Sergeant
Public Information Officer
1000 Villa Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Ph. (650) 903-6345

Subject :

UPDATED: Fatal Car Accident- California Street at Escuela Avenue
Contact : Liz Wylie


UPDATED 6/22/12: UPDATE 6/22/12: The victim of yesterday's car accident was William Ware, a 50-year-old male from Mountain View.  He appears to have been standing at or close to the bus stop at the time if the collision.

The driver's name is not being released at this time, but he is a 21-year-old male from Mountain View.  It does not appear that he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.  He remained at the scene and cooperated with police.

Traffic accident investigations involving fatalities are complex and lengthy investigations.  The cause of the collision and any contributing or associated factors will not be know until the conclusion of the investigation.  We are working closely with the District Attorney's officer to determine if any charges against the driver are appropriate.

6/21/12:  This morning at 9:29 a.m., Mountain View Communications received multiple calls of a car who had hit a pedestrian on the corner of California Street at Escuela Avenue.  Upon arrival of emergency personnel it was declared that the pedestrian who had been hit was deceased, and the driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with injuries.  Currently traffic is closed on California Street between Escuela Avenue and Mariposa Avenue and on Escuela Avenue between California Street and Gamel Way while the accident is being investigated.  The street closures are expected to last approximately 4 hours.