Pedestrian Death In Front Of Police Station

Out of towner mows down woman walking across a red signal.

Linda Settnek, 67, of Pacific Grove died Jan. 29, two days after the collision.

The collision occurred at Pine and Forest avenues. The California Highway Patrol, Monterey Fire Department and an ambulance responded to the accident.

The Pacific Grove Police Department, with assistance from the CHP, determined that the pedestrian was at fault for walking against the traffic signal. The driver, a 67-year-old man from Sunland, cooperated with the investigation. Alcohol was not a factor in the collision and there were no violations on the part of the driver.

Pedestrian Death In Front Of Police Station

Monday Crash # 1

Four Runner into the Victorian Corner. Probably couldn’t find a parking place what with VC workers’ cars taking up all the parking spaces.

Occurring just after 3 p.m., the first crash involved a 70-year-old woman who accelerated when reversing out of a parking spot on Lighthouse Avenue before crashing into Alliotti’s Victorian Corner restaurant. The driver approached 40 miles per hour, hitting a stop sign and a parked vehicle along the way.

The woman’s Toyota 4Runner came to rest inside the restaurant and injured owner Mary Alliotti, who was taken to a hospital with undetermined injuries, Pacific Grove police said Tuesday. The driver of the parked car was also hospitalized with unknown injuries, police said.

Monday Crash # 1

Monday Crash #2

Teach the kids to look both ways. And use the crosswalk.

Around 4 p.m., a 10-year-old Pacific Grove Middle School student was hit by a vehicle driving westbound on Sunset Drive.

Police said the girl did not use the crosswalk and mentioned the intersection were she was hit — in front of Pacific Grove High School — is not known as an area where collisions like these occur.

The girl was injured and was airlifted to a Bay Area trauma center. Police said her condition is not yet known.

Monday Crash #2

Stuart Elder Sued

Lawsuit claims Elder was going 70 mph in a 25 zone..

The family of two women who died in a head-on collision in Pebble Beach when alleged drunken driver Stuart Elder slammed into their car after attending a food and wine event in Pebble Beach has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the driver.

On April 7, Sharon Daly, 72, and Linda Larone, 65, were killed when Elder, 30, of Pacific Grove, crashed his Cadillac Escalade into their much smaller Ford Freestyle while they were driving on Sloat Road near Bird Rock Road.

The lawsuit against Elder was filed Dec. 11 in Monterey County Superior Court by Anne Margaret Larone, Larone’s mother; Melanie Robinson, Daly’s niece; and Rhonda Dodge, trustee of the two women’s trust, according to the suit. The claim alleges Elder was negligent when he crossed over into Daly’s lane and struck her vehicle.

“Stuart Elder was negligently, carelessly, recklessly or in some other actionable manner driving the Cadillac Escalade under the influence of alcohol after spending the afternoon at the Pebble Beach Food & Wine festival,” the suit contends.

Stuart Elder Sued

P.G. Couple Killed In Crash On Highway 156

Harold Winkenwerder, 81, and Jeanett Winkenwerder, 77, were pronounced dead at the scene after an eastbound pickup collided with their car shortly after 3 p.m. The accident occurred east of Monte Del Lago near Cathedral Oak Road

Officers said that for reasons still under investigation, the 2002 Chevrolet truck, driven by Robby Robinson, 30, of Morgan Hill, veered into the westbound lane, striking the Winkenwerders’ vehicle.

P.G. Couple Killed In Crash On Highway 156

Teen Car Thief Crashes & Burns

Pacific Grove police say they pulled a 16-year-old Marina boy out of a burning vehicle that he crashed early this morning while fleeing officers.

The car crashed through a guard-rail along Recreation Trail and continued over a rock edge near Ocean View Boulevard and Fountain Avenue, officers said.

The teen received minor injuries and was booked into Monterey County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of auto theft, evading a peace officer, driving under the influence and driving without a license.

Teen Car Thief Crashes & Burns