It appears there will be no criminal charges stemming from the violent car crash on the north end of town that killed Pleasanton Middle School teacher Carla Boerman during spring break earlier this year.
The Pleasanton Police Department’s investigation found no evidence of criminal negligence on the part of the oncoming driver whose vehicle careened into the Boermans’ car at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive the evening of April 4, Sgt. Benjamin Sarasua confirmed this week.
The sergeant said he informed the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office charging prosecutor of those findings during a conversation in early May, leading to the police department recommendation of no criminal charges. A DA’s Office spokeswoman said this week the case has not been formally presented to them for consideration of charges.
“We were unable to prove that the driver of the Rav 4 was driving in any negligent manner,” Sarasua said during an interview Tuesday. “It was just a very tragic accident.”
Pleasanton police concluded the primary cause of the collision was an unsafe turning movement by an oncoming driver that led to his Toyota Rav 4 clipping a curb and going airborne before crashing into the Subaru Outback carrying Boerman, her husband and their toddler granddaughter, according to Sarasua.
Police found no evidence of criminal negligence, such as impairment or speeding, on top of the lane-change infraction after a thorough investigation, he said.
The sergeant described the crash in detail Tuesday, beyond the initial information that has been available publicly since the first days after the fatal collision at the prominent intersection on the north…
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