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Police Conduct Pedestrian Safety Sting After Man Killed Crossing El Camino Real

Less than one week after a 81-year-old pedestrian was struck and killed crossing a busy street in Millbrae, San Mateo County deputies conducted a major crackdown on drivers who fail to yield to people in crosswalks.

According to the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office, 37 motorists were cited on Friday for failing to yield to pedestrians who were crossing streets within crosswalks at various intersections around Millbrae, Sgt. Jay Kiely said.

Five other drivers were cited for speeding through intersections, he said. The pedestrian safety operation was conducted days after San Francisco resident Sinil Park was struck by a Nissan SUV on El Camino Real at Millwood Drive on Jan. 12.

According to a preliminary investigation, Park was crossing El Camino Real in a crosswalk when he was hit, sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said.

Park was taken to a trauma center at San Francisco General Hospital, where he later died.

The driver of the Nissan, a woman in her 50s, was not injured and stopped at the scene, Rosenblatt said. It has not been determined if drugs or alcohol were involved.

The case remains under investigation by the sheriff's office, Rosenblatt said. The case will be handed over the district attorney to determine if charges will be filed against the driver, Rosenblatt said.

The sheriff's office continues to monitor intersections in Millbrae, and motorists were being advised to be mindful of their speeds at all times, and to be aware of pedestrians crossing busy streets.

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scout January 22, 2014 at 12:14 PM
translation: political gulags and their police lackies, REFUSE to make peds accountable with safe crossing practices. Dorks must be taught to look both ways and TO WEAR REFLECTIVE CLOTHING AT NIGHT. The problem, once again, is that our gulag governments tools GET IN THE WAY.
mike haley January 22, 2014 at 12:42 PM
thank you Millbrae P.D.
David Groves January 24, 2014 at 05:51 AM
SR82, El Camino Real in the City of Millbrae, and the whole city Police jurisdiction has been under San Mateo Sheriff County. Whenever I have to cross El Camino Real on foot I make eye contact before stepping away from the curb, and I pay attention of drivers making left turns across my path, more people are hit in intersections so "I keep a prayer on my lips". KUDO's to San Mateo County Sheriffs!

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