Motorist Hits Mountain Lion

Photo by CDFW
Photo by CDFW

I’ve spent the past week in the Bay Area, and news broke of a sad accident in my hometown of San Bruno. A driver on Interstate 280 ran over and killed a mountain lion (Warning: the photos of the cat can be considered disturbing).

From CBS 5 in San Francisco:

A car struck and killed a mountain lion Friday morning on southbound Interstate 280 in San Bruno, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The incident was reported shortly after 8 a.m. near the Sneath Lane exit.
The driver didn’t stop and was most likely unaware anything had been hit, according to CHP spokesman Vu Williams, who said that this type of incident is very uncommon.


I once was driving on Highway 152 near Pacheco Pass late at night and struck a deer. Neither one of us had much of a chance to react. I can understand how these things happen.