Lafayette: Pedestrian Killed Identified as Pleasant Hill Woman

June 18, 2014 10:33 am · 19 comments

The Contra Costa County coroner’s office has identified a pedestrian struck and killed by a truck Tuesday in Lafayette as Maria White, 78, of Pleasant Hill.

Police said White was hit in the area of El Nido Ranch and Upper Happy Valley roads around 1:15 p.m.

The driver of the truck involved in the collision was not injured and remained at the scene to cooperate with the police investigation.

No other information about the case was immediately available this morning. Anyone with information is asked to call Lafayette police at 925-283-3680.

Totes Magotes June 18, 2014 at 11:06 AM

How tragic. RIP

JET June 18, 2014 at 11:10 AM

RIP to Ms. White. So sad.

Silva June 18, 2014 at 11:41 AM

I’m feeling very sad for Ms.White and her family.

BigBowWow June 18, 2014 at 12:26 PM

Considering all the perils and
pitfalls one must survive getting
to 78, this is utterly tragic.

Bc June 18, 2014 at 2:11 PM

Probly walking in the street no sypothy!!! But if she was in the crosswalk then this is sad. But old ppl that walk in the road take the chance of getting hit but then complain about ppl driving They are far old enuff to know wats safe and not

Ad June 18, 2014 at 3:37 PM

#5: “Probly, sypothy, ppl, enuff, wats”.

JC June 18, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Come on Bc, she wasn’t walking in the middle of the road, complaining about people’s driving or wearing ear buds. She was a sweet lady out for a leisurely stroll. She was legally walking in the crosswalk. Truck driver in a full sized rig made a complete stop at the stop sign and then the lady began to cross. Truck driver then proceeded forward without knowing the lady was in front of him due to the height of the rig. Just a tragic situation. I feel sad for all the parties involved.

KMW June 18, 2014 at 4:19 PM

Bc Caring about someone isn’t conditional.

ConcordMike June 18, 2014 at 4:25 PM

She may have been able another 20 years. I say this as I sit at the bedside of a 93 year old aunt who fractured her hip in a fall.

anon June 18, 2014 at 4:41 PM

If you can’t see the driver–he can’t see you—wait for the big truck to go by
its really that simple…OK ??

Cj June 18, 2014 at 7:03 PM

Really #10? Maybe all your wisdom will help YOU get to 78 yrs old!!

Runner Girl June 18, 2014 at 7:37 PM

@ anon, no not OK for Maria

JPEG June 18, 2014 at 8:49 PM

@bc you are a bottom feeder, the lowest of low. Too bad you didn’t get run over.

JPEG June 18, 2014 at 9:25 PM

Edited by the mayor.

Pop Tabs June 18, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Drivers are always speeding on that road. It really needs something to slow the traffic.
And then there’s Moraga Road. The speed limit is 25 from main st. The way most drivers drive you’d think it was 35 to 40 and I never ever ever see a police car nor have i ever seen anyone get a ticket.
On Tues coming from Moraga there was a bus in front and about ten cars behind the bus. The female dog i mean driver behind me tailgated me as if i could do anything. there were cars between the bus and my car. Then when we all got to the 25 mph and there were two lanes she floored it going at least 40. her father must have been on the gallows or her panties were in a wad.

Pop Tabs June 18, 2014 at 10:16 PM

…..but I digress….Tragic, sorry for all involved.

anon June 18, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Bc was probably the worst of the kids that saunter across the st. walking as slowly as possibly with that ‘know it all, above all’ look on their face. And now the tide has turned and can’t stand it. What goes around, comes around.

HowSad June 19, 2014 at 7:24 AM

Very sad. RIP.

What a Horrifying experience.... June 19, 2014 at 7:14 PM

for the woman and the driver. She’s gone forever, and He will never be the same.

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