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UPDATE: Moss Beach Woman Struck by Vehicle on Highway 1

Cathy Silva sustained "major internal injuries" during Incident took place on Friday night in Moss Beach, according to California Highway Patrol.

12/15 2:27 p.m.: The California Highway Patrol has confirmed that Moss Beach resident Cathy Silva is the woman who was hit by a car in Moss Beach along Highway 1. She was airlifted by CALSTAR to Stanford Hospital for "major internal injuries," according to CHP spokesman Art Montiel.

Half Moon Bay Patch has contacted Stanford Hospital for the release of any information related to Silva's medical condition and will provide updates as they become available.

A woman found lying on the shoulder on Highway 1 in front of the El Gran Amigo Taqueria restaurant on Friday evening was hit by a car, the Sheriff's Office reported yesterday.

Authorities responded to the incident at approximately 6:28 p.m. when Sheriff's Deputy Mark Garcia was flagged down by a group of people who had surrounded the victim, according to the Sheriff's Office.

The victim — identified as an individual named Cathy Silva, according to a bystander standing on the shoulder of the highway — had been hit by a car.

One of the bystanders reported that he or she had witnessed the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Garcia contacted county dispatch services to request that fire and paramedics respond to the scene at 2248 Cabrillo Highway (Highway 1).

Coastside Fire Engines #44 , #41 and Batallion #10 arrived at the scene and treated the victim. 

Afterwards, the victim was taken to the Half Moon Bay Airport and airlifted to the hospital for further medical treatment.

The Sheriff's Office did not release the location where the victim received treatment.

The California Highway Patrol is currently leading a traffic investigation of the incident, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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K December 14, 2011 at 02:15 PM
Is the woman OK?
Kristine Wong December 14, 2011 at 07:01 PM
Hi K - I asked the Sheriff's Office what hospital the woman was sent to so I could call the facility to ask if they would release the one-word condition they give to the media (allowed as long as the patient has given consent). They did not tell me the hospital she was sent to with their report so I couldn't do that - but I've inquired with them again this morning as well as with CHP. In the meantime, if anyone knows how she is doing, please let us know here. Thanks!
Epaminondas Trimis December 15, 2011 at 06:04 PM
I think it is the same Cathy Silva that is a friend of mine from High School - HMB class of '76 - I hope she is ok. Please update info when you find out.
Kristine Wong December 15, 2011 at 10:38 PM
I've contacted Stanford Hospital to see if they will release any information about Ms. Silva's condition. We will post updates to the top of this story as they become available.
Jennifer December 15, 2011 at 10:43 PM
How many more people have to be seriously injured in life-changing ways in this exact spot before we get a safe crossing in Moss Beach?!?! So frustrating.
Christine Tapia-Bleyenburg December 20, 2011 at 09:31 PM
Where can we send cards and well-wishes?
Kristine Wong December 20, 2011 at 10:21 PM
I still haven't heard back from Stanford as to Ms. Silva's condition — so don't know where they can be sent, Christine. I hope that some of our readers can help out with information. Does anyone know where well-wishes can be sent to Ms. Silva?
Sabrina Brennan February 06, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Twelve-year-old Julian Ruiz was struck by an SUV while crossing Highway 1 on his bike. The accident took place in Moss Beach on Dec. 3, 2009 around 5:20pm. KTVU published a video about the dangers of Highway 1 in May 2010. "Surgeons amputated the sixth grader's right foot after he was struck by a suburban while riding his bike across highway one during rush hour. He also had a broken femur and pelvis. He was only two blocks from away from home." "Julian's attorney filed claims against the state and San Mateo County, saying not addressing highway hazards while approving more housing makes them irresponsible." Link to KTVU article: http://www.thepelicaneye.com/2010/12/beach-town-split-by-dangerous-stretch.html
K February 07, 2012 at 12:20 AM
What happened in that lawsuit?
Sabrina Brennan February 07, 2012 at 12:37 AM
I don't know what happend. The media never followed up.

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