The Walk Bike community in Cupertino is deeply saddened by a tragedy that happened on South Foothill Blvd on Saturday April 27, 2024 at 6:15pm between Monta Vista Park and Stevens Creek Boulevard. Four children were struck by a suspected DUI driver in his pickup truck while walking home from Monta Vista Park. One child died, one was severely injured, the other two had minor injuries. All three injured children were treated for their injuries and released from area hospitals. Many news channels have reported on this horrific crash, including Cupertino Today, KTVU, East Bay Times, KRON4, the Mercury News, and Hoodline.

We mourn this senseless tragedy and send our deepest condolences to the families of the children. Losing a child is unthinkable. It is the hardest thing to endure as a human being. We grieve for the young life cut short and the shattered futures of the loved ones left behind.

It is our responsibility as a city to do everything we can to protect our most vulnerable residents. The Walk Bike Cupertino board pledges that we will work with residents and city officials to identify and implement infrastructure and policy improvements that will help make this road safer for pedestrians and cyclists.

The Bike Ped Commission and the City Council will be looking to adopt the city’s Vision Zero Plan within the next few weeks. We urge the commission and the city to ensure the Vision Zero Plan includes specific recommendations to prevent future tragedies like this one.

The Cupertino Vision Zero Plan aims to eliminate all fatal and serious injury traffic crashes by 2040 through a citywide commitment to a goal of safe streets for all.

Many Walk Bike Cupertino Board members have reached out to local community members and city officials about this fatal crash. Cupertino Mayor Sheila Mohan shared that the Sheriff’s office is planning on completing the investigation soon and she is watching the progress closely. According to Cupertino Today, “the Sheriff’s office is awaiting toxicology reports before the District Attorney’s office reviews the case. Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s office Traffic Investigative Division at 408-868-6600, or the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431.”

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