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.

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Jordan Grimes 馃毎
Jordan Grimes 馃毎
80910 days agoTwitter

Seeing people repeatedly blaming the victims in the comments here is disgusting. Car culture sucks.

#noneofthisneededtohappen
#noneofthisneededtohappen
18111 days agoTwitter

Failure to Stop for Person in Crosswalk. Close the street until a full analysis is done so this never happens again. @notjustbikes

Boston LOL
Boston LOL
17011 days agoTwitter

The "SUV" didn't come within inches, a DRIVER did this. Please issue a correction

#DriverNotCar

Politics & Education
Politics & Education
13711 days agoTwitter

Time to blame the real problem. Hint: it鈥檚 not bikes. https://t.co/鈥2TyWtgXhtq

David Katz
David Katz
10212 days agoTwitter

It seems like more people want to blame the victims instead of the driver. Typical Bay Area.

Peter Kim
Peter Kim
8011 days agoTwitter

By law, cars have to stop if ANY PEDESTRIAN IS IN THE CROSSWALK. If you don鈥檛 know the law, YOU DON鈥漈 KNOW HOW TO DRIVE.

Okatus
Okatus
6412 days agoTwitter

Only those are NOT the parents commented that it鈥檚 the Dad鈥檚 fault. The driver should STOP for pedestrians.

RandiMeredith
RandiMeredith
6211 days agoTwitter

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.

Pompous Barbarian
Pompous Barbarian
6212 days agoTwitter

Driver just kept going. I鈥檇 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.

Samuel Santaella 馃殠馃馃毑
Samuel Santaella 馃殠馃馃毑
5711 days agoTwitter

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/鈥6X1uGxMdS7

Ozzie Fishman
Ozzie Fishman
4712 days agoTwitter

In case you don鈥檛 know, in California, the pedestrian always has the right-of-way at a marked cross-walk. That鈥檚 the law.

Url G
Url G
4712 days agoTwitter

The Dad is at fault who let's their kids cross the street in front of them without holding their hands

John Paul Segura
John Paul Segura
4212 days agoTwitter

The driver鈥檚 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鈥檛 we all learn that? Don鈥檛 assume everyone sees you even if you have the right of way. See it all the time unfortunately

NinerDave
NinerDave
3812 days agoTwitter

The driver was reckless and wrong, but as a parent I never EVER let my kids ride their scooters or bikes through a crosswalk.

Grand St. Parking Lane
Grand St. Parking Lane
3110 days agoTwitter

American driving education and licensing is an absolute joke. No consequences for reckless drivers.

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馃懠馃毜鈥嶁檪锔 Boulder Fiets Opa 馃毜鈥嶁檪锔忦煈
2610 days agoTwitter

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

Lee Jones
Lee Jones
2311 days agoTwitter

Ahhh lurve 'Murca wid its freedom and kaaaassss. No freedom for kids, sure, but yeee-haw ahhhh gawt maaaa truck and that's MY freedom! Yeee-haw!!!!!

鈿撅笍 Karon 馃挌馃挍
鈿撅笍 Karon 馃挌馃挍
2412 days agoTwitter

The wheel clipped her scooter; how was she not hit. OMG.

mykeyb420
mykeyb420
2212 days agoTwitter

So, since the license plate was blurred out, I am guessing the authorities already know who it was

CTA HATE ACCOUNT
CTA HATE ACCOUNT
2110 days agoTwitter

ppl are in the comments blaming the parent like they didn鈥檛 stop along with the other children鈥 sometimes kids don鈥檛 hear u and keep going! this driver clearly didn鈥檛 care at all for the pedestrian sign and chose not to even slow down yet alone YEILD!!!!!!!!!!! for pedestrians!!

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馃嚭馃嚘CryptoGeorgist 馃嚭馃嚫馃彈馃敯馃巰
1810 days agoTwitter

Forget revoking a driver's license, this should carry prison time.

Peace, Love and Understanding (to a point).
Peace, Love and Understanding (to a point).
1312 days agoTwitter

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

Mike Hunt
Mike Hunt
1212 days agoTwitter

Horrible left-right-left strategy by the father. He is very lucky. He didn鈥檛 even look left to begin with!

Kirk Westphal
Kirk Westphal
1011 days agoTwitter

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

Mike
Mike
810 days agoTwitter

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/鈥媂qWylz3DXG

Sarah Nibarger
Sarah Nibarger
912 days agoTwitter

Oh my goodness and he just kept going to didn鈥檛 he! Exactly why I tell my kids they have to cross right next to me and walk because people don鈥檛 even care about crosswalks anymore!

Eric the Red.
Eric the Red.
911 days agoTwitter

Obviously the pedestrians fault for not buying their kid a car. /s

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TGFE: Tesla is Good For Earth
711 days agoTwitter

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!!

W. K. Lis
W. K. Lis
611 days agoTwitter

A raised crossing would be induce the drivers to slow down. https://t.co/鈥84IugG8aO9

San Francisco Native
San Francisco Native
612 days agoTwitter

The driver is going way over the speed limit for that area. It鈥檚 so obvious. SLOW DOWN !

Sand
Sand
612 days agoTwitter

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.

WalkerD: 馃寠馃寠 馃寠 鉂わ笍 is an acton word 馃寠馃寠馃寠
WalkerD: 馃寠馃寠 馃寠 鉂わ笍 is an acton word 馃寠馃寠馃寠
510 days agoTwitter

So driver wasn鈥檛 cited because they didn鈥檛 see but if the child had been injured or killed would they? VIDEO is evidence of the infraction 馃え. Calling bull馃彃. The only thing this driver learned is he can get away with this in the future 馃槖

Fernan Gabato
Fernan Gabato
511 days agoTwitter

What the heck 馃槨 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

Andrew Blundell
Andrew Blundell
511 days agoTwitter

Criminally defective street design allows for car speeding in a residential area.