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UPDATE: Fatal Accident Reroutes Traffic Near Foothill Boulevard

An accident reported at 7:01 a.m. near Foothill and Cupertino Road is being investigated by sheriffs deputies.

Update as of 11 a.m.: The big rig, a Sysco food vending company truck, was travelling southbound on Foothill Boulevard in the No. 2 lane, just before Stevens Creek Boulevard, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jose Cardoza.

An adult female—described to police by witnesses as “elderly”—was walking westbound at a marked crosswalk at Foothill and Cupertino Road. She started crossing Foothill at the east end of the crosswalk. The accident occurred in the No. 2 lane. 

Drugs and alcohol do not appear at this time to be a factor in the accident and the driver of the truck has been cooperative throughout the investigation, Cardoza said.

Original article:

Traffic in the Foothill Boulevard and Cupertino Road area is being re-routed while police investigate a fatal accident that occurred early Tuesday morning, officials said.

A big-rig truck reportedly struck an adult female victim in the Foothill Boulevard and Cupertino Road area, according to Santa Clara County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Jose Cardoza.

The accident was reported at 7:01 a.m.

Cupertino Patch will follow this story as it develops.

someone who knows January 18, 2013 at 07:58 PM
Sysco is notorius for intimidating their drivers into a frenzied state , in the name of corporate greed. The publics safety will continue to be at risk as long as the drivers are pushed for the almighty dollar.
Jim January 18, 2013 at 11:02 PM
Have crossed here many times. This is a dangerous crosswalk, drivers DO NOT slow down or stop despite the clearly marked crosswalk. Foothill is very wide here and you cannot see the other side, so you cross half way and take your chances standing in the middle waiting for traffic.

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