Police search for dump truck driver after fatal hit-and-run

A 58-year-old woman was killed Wednesday morning after trying to squeeze past a truck making a right turn in Redwood Shores.

The cyclist, Mary Yonkers of San Mateo, died at the scene. Police are looking for the truck driver, who left the scene and likely entered the freeway.

“It’s unknown at this point if he’s even aware he struck anyone,” said Redwood City police Sgt. Kathryn Anderson.

Police received two 911 calls at 7:51 a.m. reporting the accident at the intersection of Shoreway Road and Holly Street.

Witnesses said Yonkers was riding southbound on the right side of the road alongside the truck on Shoreway Road.

As the vehicle, alternately described as a dump truck and a tractor-trailer with red paneling, began to turn right onto Holly Street, Yonkers attempted to squeeze past, Anderson said.

“The back part of the vehicle knocked her over and some part of the vehicle ran over her,” Anderson said.

The maneuver, while legal, was unsafe, she said.

“It depends on the length of the vehicle. Some have wide turning access. It’s a dangerous move,” she said.

 

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