Dashcam video shows girl nearly hit on San Mateo crosswalk; city to improve safety at intersection
Dashcam footage shared with ABC7 News captured the shocking moment an SUV came within inches of a little girl at a crosswalk in San Mateo.
Seeing people repeatedly blaming the victims in the comments here is disgusting. Car culture sucks.
Failure to Stop for Person in Crosswalk. Close the street until a full analysis is done so this never happens again. @notjustbikes
The "SUV" didn't come within inches, a DRIVER did this. Please issue a correction
Time to blame the real problem. Hint: it’s not bikes. https://t.co/2TyWtgXhtq
It seems like more people want to blame the victims instead of the driver. Typical Bay Area.
By law, cars have to stop if ANY PEDESTRIAN IS IN THE CROSSWALK. If you don’t know the law, YOU DON”T KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.
Only those are NOT the parents commented that it’s the Dad’s fault. The driver should STOP for pedestrians.
It's didn't "come within inches". The driver hit a kid on a scooter. Period. If a driver knocked off the front of a car would you say "it came within inches of the other driver" ? Do better.
Driver just kept going. I’d bet good money that they were texting while driving. So sad to see all the work against drunk driving only to have it replaced by texting.
No one gonna talk about how the vehicle with the dashcam was parked in a way that blocks visibility?
This is exactly why daylighting is needed https://t.co/6X1uGxMdS7
In case you don’t know, in California, the pedestrian always has the right-of-way at a marked cross-walk. That’s the law.
The Dad is at fault who let's their kids cross the street in front of them without holding their hands
The driver’s obviously at fault but the parent should def look both ways b4 going in to a Xwalk w/ Kids. They should be teaching their kids that too. Didn’t we all learn that? Don’t assume everyone sees you even if you have the right of way. See it all the time unfortunately
The driver was reckless and wrong, but as a parent I never EVER let my kids ride their scooters or bikes through a crosswalk.
American driving education and licensing is an absolute joke. No consequences for reckless drivers.
Equal blame to the traffic engineer that designed a crosswalk over a four lane high speed road. This should be a traffic light or narrow the road to two lanes. @SanMateoPD @SanMateoCoDA @sanmateoco
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So, since the license plate was blurred out, I am guessing the authorities already know who it was
ppl are in the comments blaming the parent like they didn’t stop along with the other children… sometimes kids don’t hear u and keep going! this driver clearly didn’t care at all for the pedestrian sign and chose not to even slow down yet alone YEILD!!!!!!!!!!! for pedestrians!!
Forget revoking a driver's license, this should carry prison time.
WHY would the father start walking when the SUV MUST have been clearly visible? My parents ALWAYS taught us that a vehicle is bigger than we are, CROSSWALK or NO CROSSWALK. Wait until it is 100% clear and assume NOBODY can see you. smh
Horrible left-right-left strategy by the father. He is very lucky. He didn’t even look left to begin with!
There are thousands of near-misses like this every day, and the only reason this is getting attention is because of the dash cam. States and cities should be required to get permits for any street with more than one lane in one direction in an urban area. #roaddiet
The police said they didn't see anything so no crime I guess the "see something say something" isn't valid anymore either because they didn't see anything Billions a year spent on people that can't do anything about anything #DefundThePolice https://t.co/XqWylz3DXG
Oh my goodness and he just kept going to didn’t he! Exactly why I tell my kids they have to cross right next to me and walk because people don’t even care about crosswalks anymore!
Obviously the pedestrians fault for not buying their kid a car. /s
Both parties are at fault, driver not stopping for pedestrians and the mother crossing the street looking the opposite direction of the traffic. Glad the child is safe!!
A raised crossing would be induce the drivers to slow down. https://t.co/84IugG8aO9
The driver is going way over the speed limit for that area. It’s so obvious. SLOW DOWN !
The driver is definitely at fault, but Dad as pedestrian should first make an eye contact with the driver, and more precisely we should never allow kids to scoot or bike in crosswalks.
So driver wasn’t cited because they didn’t see but if the child had been injured or killed would they? VIDEO is evidence of the infraction 🤨. Calling bull🏒. The only thing this driver learned is he can get away with this in the future 😒
What the heck 😡 At a minimum this driver should get a ticket for not yielding at crosswalk. What evidence do you need to show that this driver is driving reckless