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Sunnyvale Killer Car Driver At Large

Sunnyvale police say suspected killer car driver Reina Robles may be trying to flee the country, after failing to find her despite locating her vehicle in Santa Clara on Friday. Police identified 55-year-old Robles as the suspected hit-and-run driver who struck and killed 73-year-old bicyclist Javad Hada at eastbound Central Expressway and Pajaro Avenue in Sunnyvale on October 20.

Eastbound Central Expressway at Pajaro Avenue in Sunnyvale where bicyclist Javad Hada was killed features hazardous on-ramps and off-ramps. Image: Google Maps

Hada was found alive by paramedics at 1:40 pm, but succumbed to his injuries and died after being transported by ambulance to Stanford Hospital. The intersection at which Hada was killed consists of hazardous high-speed on and off ramps connecting Pajaro Avenue to Central Expressway. Such on-ramps and off-ramps create lethal hazards for people walking and bicycling at many other intersections along Central Expressway, hazards that both the City of Sunnyvale and Santa Clara County have ignored for over 50 years.

Toyota Sienna minivan used to kill bicyclist Javad Hada. Photo: Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety

A surveillance video captured images of the vehicle used to kill Hada, a “red or maroon 2004-06 Toyota Sienna minivan,” although the images clearly show that the video was not recorded at the crash location but somewhere else “in the area”. The Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety released the vehicle description and images on October 22, and located the vehicle four days later after on Tamarack Lane near Halford Avenue in Santa Clara after receiving an anonymous tip.