A property manager noted it was the fourth time a crash of that sort had happened at that address. Police ruled out alcohol, believing excessive speed may have been the primary factor in the crash. A guardrail has since been installed to help prevent more crashes.
One victim was Maya Martinez, who, for 15 years, has run the Cañon Street Fluff 'n Fold.
“Her dog was seriously hurt in the accident and due to circumstances, her ability to properly care for him was impacted,” said Jim Grant, a freelance photographer for the Peninsula Beacon who is a patron of Martinez's laundry. “The local vet she took him to has volunteered free of charge to nurse him back to health. Needless to say, Maya and her family are extremely indebted.”
Of her sleeping dog at the time of the crash, Maya said, “My dog was burned by battery acid. I broke my nose, dislocated my jaw and all my teeth are messed up. My whole body was bruised and scratched, my husband too. But no broken bones.”
Martinez, noting the crash put her in the hospital, credited Bayside Veterinary Hospital, at 1270 Scott St. for rising to her aid as a good Samaritan.
“We're really thankful that the community has reached out to us,” said Maya. “We'd like to thank people, especially the vet who offered their services at no charge. It was amazing.”