A young woman was fatally struck by a Google Bus in Mountain View earlier this month.
Police officers responded shortly after the incident, and despite administering CPR, pronounced Hong dead at the scene.
The fatally injured pedestrian was later revealed to be an executive in Google’s own finance department.
“We are devastated to learn of the tragic passing of a member of our Google family,” the statement read. “On Monday night, our colleague Emily Hong passed away after being struck by a shuttle bus on our Mountain View campus…Emily worked in the finance organization and was beloved by her colleagues — she brought an incredible spark to Google,” the statement continued. “She was inquisitive, creative, analytical, positive, generous and kind — our deepest condolences are with her family and friends.
The incident remains under investigation, and anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to get in touch with Officer Kevin Solomon at email@example.com.
Claude A. Wyle is a partner of Choulos Choulos, and Wyle, a San Francisco based law firm dedicated to representing clients who have been injured by the wrongful conduct of individuals, corporations, public entities, and businesses. Mr. Wyle also frequently sits as a Judge Pro Tem for the city and county of San Francisco.