Accident on Highway 1 in Moss Beach/Montara kills one, seriously injures another
Another serious accident, this time fatal, has resulted from a vehicle stopped to make a left-hand turn on Highway 1 between Montara and Moss Beach.
Wednesday night, at about 7:30pm, Sherre Smith, 56, of Half Moon Bay was killed when her northbound car was forced into oncoming traffic while waiting to turn left. In April, at nearly the same location, a southbound car waiting to turn left was struck and forced into the opposite lane where it was hit by another vehicle, injuring seven.
Smith traveling north on SR-1 in a red Acura Integra. North of 16th Street in Montara, She stopped, preparing to make a left turn. (In the CHP press release, this location is described as “north of 16th Avenue in Moss Beach”).
While she was stopped, her car was struck from behind by a 1999 white Chevrolet Astrovan, driven by Brent Clark, 25, of Half Moon Bay.
The force propelled the Acura forward and into the southbound lane of traffic on Highway 1. As Sherre Smith’s Acura entered the southbound lane, it was broadsided by the gray 2004 Ford Taurus, driven by Carol Mitchell, 68, of El Granada.
Sherre Smith was fatally injured in the collision. Carol Mitchell, who struck her, sustained major injuries and was taken to Seton Hospital in Daly City.
This account is based on a press release from the California Highway Patrol. If you have any information regarding this collision please contact Officer Story of the CHP in Redwood City at (650) 369-6261.