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Belmont Intersection Open Following Six-Car Collision

The accident at the corner of Alameda de las Pulgas and Ralston Avenue happened at approximately 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The intersection has been re-opened.

Update: 8:25 p.m.

A spokesperson for the Belmont Police Department has reported that all lanes at the intersection of Alameda de las Pulgas and Ralston Avenue are re-opened following a multiple-vehicle crash earlier Sunday evening.

Belmont Police Sergeant Supanich told Patch that a driver traveling east on Ralston Avenue just east of Alameda de las Pulgas lost control of his/her car and hit multiple vehicles causing one to be pushed across the center divide and into the westbound lane where it struck another car.

Only minor injuries were reported Supanich said.

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Updated 6:56 p.m. 

A multiple-vehicle accident on Ralston Avenue has traffic stopped in all directions at the corner of Ralston Avenue and Alameda de las Pulgas. Belmont police and fire are on the scene, but were unable to give any details.

Two of the vehicles involved are in the westbound lane next to the Safeway parking lot, one is an Avanti pizza delivery van. Four more vehicles are in the eastbound lane near the corner of the intersection.

There did not appear to be any serious injuries. Belmont Patch will update this story as details become available.

Coralin Feierbach April 26, 2012 at 08:16 PM
Thank you for reporting this recent crosswalk problem Phillip at Villa and Ralston. This one has just been replaced so I've just sent your complaint to our city staff. The city purchased these original ones pretty cheaply and we will eventually replace them with better ones. (I think one has just been replaced on Elmer and Ralston Ave) Coralin, city council member
Gladwyn d'Souza April 29, 2012 at 08:17 PM
http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/civica/press/display.asp?layout=1&Entry=627 Distracted driving awareness month enforcement in San Carlos results in 50 tickets. Also front page on patch.
Michael Williams April 29, 2012 at 09:42 PM
Coralin? Joan? What happened at the Belmont Council's priorities meeting? Did I miss the coverage? Meanwhile, thanks to you both for sponsoring and engaging in this on-line discussion. The level of concern and intelligence by citizens of all persuasions, our local media, and public officials makes me proud that we've chosen Belmont as our home... a very far cry from what we experienced in San Francisco.
Coralin Feierbach April 29, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Hi Michael, THe priority calendar meeting was cancelled due to some scheduling issues. I could not be there for I was sick also. The priority calendar discussion will begin at the next council meeting (second tuesday of this month) It will be televised so you can either watch it on your computer or on Comcast Channel 27. We will continue these discussions at the next council meetings. I will definitely bring up the speed issue on Ralston Ave. I'll let everyone know when it is going to be discussed. I agree, this discussion has been really good. Also the discussion has been very positive in general. Thank you Michael for the reminder! I'm glad you chose Belmont even though San Francisco is where I was born! Coralin Belmont City Council member
ElnaM March 03, 2013 at 08:26 AM
I understand what your saying about "negligence", but if lower speed limits might save my child's or any other child walking down Ralston, why not?

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