Balloons, flowers, sympathy cards and teddy bears surround a pole at the crosswalk on the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas where, on Monday morning, a young local bicyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck.
The 14-year-old Redwood City girl was riding her bicycle to school at Woodside High when, police believe, the wet road may have caused her to skid and tip over as she attempted to make a right-hand turn onto Alameda de las Pulgas from eastbound Jefferson Avenue.
The truck was also making the same right-hand turn at the time they collided.
Patch readers have been commenting on our Monday article as well as sending e-mails, cautioning everyone about the dangers of speeding drivers in the area around the intersection.
"I live on Farmhill and we saw the end result of this accident yesterday. My heart hurts for her parents and family. People need to slow down on Farmhill and Jefferson, period!" wrote Patch reader Jamie Vallo. "I, myself, have almost been hit at least four times just pulling my car out of my driveway by speeding vehicles. Again, my condolences to the parents and family of this poor little angel."
Well-wishers have been stopping by the intersection since Monday night to pay their respects and connect with other locals.
Out of respect to the family, Patch has decided not to publish the victim's name at this time.
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