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Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Involved in Car Crash: Police
NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, Jun 8, 2014

Posted on 06/08/2014 11:16:01 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Involved in Car Crash: Police A car damaged in Sunday's accident involving Oakland Mayor Jean Quan.

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan was involved in a car crash Sunday evening, police said.

Oakland police said Quan was a driver in a two-car crash on 26th and Market streets at about 5:30 p.m.

Police are investigating the accident, and they do not know who is at fault. But police said they have conflicting reports from witnesses about whether the mayor had the right of way.

The mayor’s spokesman did not have a response as to whether or not Quan was at fault, but he said the mayor was definitely not talking on her phone at the time of the collision.

More Smart Cars Tipped in Overnight Pranks in San Francisco's Twin Peaks, Cole Valley “She was absolutely not on her phone," he said. "The mayor is going to be contacting her phone service provider to back that up with investigators.”

Cell phone video showed Mayor Quan in the moments after the crash, checking on the woman whose car she hit to make sure she, and the 14-year-old boy in the passenger seat, were not hurt.

Police said Quan was driving alone in her SUV northbound on Market Street when her car collided with a Nissan going eastbound on 26th Street.

The accident came just days after photos surfaced of Quan talking on her cell phone while driving.

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Alleged Meat Cleaver Attack in Santa Rosa Two witnesses told NBC Bay Area the mayor ran a red light and may have been distracted behind the wheel.

"She was completely distracted," witness Margarett Randel said. "She was looking down. She was not looking at the road, so I don’t even think she noticed that the light had turned red."

The other witness was not as sure if Quan was distracted while driving.

"I don’t know if she had been distracted or not, but she blatantly hit the car," Thalis Ealy said. "She ran through the light...she ran a red light."

@HiddenCash Back in SF With "Bubble Blower" Drops at Crissy Field The mayor's spokesman also said Quan’s main concern was no one was injured.

The other driver, Lakisha Lovely, said her back hurt, and she was being taken to the hospital. She also said her nephew was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The mayor was not cited by police and was allowed to leave the scene of the crash.

Quan sent out these tweets about the accident:


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: cars; oakland; quan

1 posted on 06/08/2014 11:16:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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First we learn she can’t govern and now this?


2 posted on 06/08/2014 11:22:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: nickcarraway

3 posted on 06/08/2014 11:23:40 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Conservatism is the political disposition of grown-ups.)
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To: nickcarraway

Mayor OWS runs red light smashes car


4 posted on 06/08/2014 11:23:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: nickcarraway

“Police said Quan was driving alone in her SUV...”

A perfect progressive driving an SUV?? Shouldn’t she be impeached or recalled?


5 posted on 06/08/2014 11:27:31 PM PDT by aquila48
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To: nickcarraway
The accident came just days after photos surfaced of Quan talking on her cell phone while driving.

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Alleged Meat Cleaver Attack in Santa Rosa Two witnesses told NBC Bay Area the mayor ran a red light and may have been distracted behind the wheel.

"She was completely distracted," witness Margarett Randel said. "She was looking down. She was not looking at the road, so I don’t even think she noticed that the light had turned red."

What's going on with news production. Yesterday, I saw a stray sentence in a story like this.

6 posted on 06/08/2014 11:32:31 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: aquila48

Impaled as a warning to the rest.


7 posted on 06/08/2014 11:36:11 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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8 posted on 06/08/2014 11:41:05 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

More Smart Cars Tipped in Overnight Pranks in San Francisco’s Twin Peaks, Cole Valley

Burglary Suspect Arrested After Alleged Meat Cleaver Attack in Santa Rosa

@HiddenCash Back in SF With “Bubble Blower” Drops at Crissy Field


9 posted on 06/08/2014 11:43:02 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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Lakisha Lovely? Really?

I smell a lawsuit comin'.

10 posted on 06/09/2014 12:30:05 AM PDT by who_would_fardels_bear
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To: F15Eagle

Stories frequently have links to other articles contained within them. They’re easy to include accidentally when doing a cut-and-paste.


11 posted on 06/09/2014 12:38:55 AM PDT by Bob
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To: nickcarraway

Red lights apply only to the little people and Republicans.


12 posted on 06/09/2014 5:13:56 AM PDT by lowbridge
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To: F15Eagle

Anybody know how much the Mayor gets per year?

She looks at least a quarter of a million dollars worth of bored.


13 posted on 06/09/2014 5:54:56 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: who_would_fardels_bear
If you watch the video at the link and see Lakisha Lovely attempting to walk you'd see just how keen your sense of smell is.
14 posted on 06/09/2014 6:04:51 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

They are links to other stories and should have been edited out of the excerpt.


15 posted on 06/09/2014 6:44:53 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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