MOUNTAIN VIEW (CBS SF) — A young woman crossing a street on Google’s Mountain View campus was fatally struck by a tech company bus Monday evening, authorities said.

On Wednesday, Google identified the woman as Emily Hong, an executive in the tech giant’s 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.

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Officers responded at 6:45 p.m. to the pedestrian collision at Charleston Road and Huff Avenue and administered CPR to Hong, who was lying in the road.

Despite life-saving efforts, she died at the scene.

The driver of the bus stayed at the intersection and cooperated with investigators. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role in the collision.

The accident remains under investigation.

Anyone who witnessed the collision is asked to get in touch with Officer Kevin Solomon at

Comments (15)
  1. David Barnett says:

    Political news clips playing at the top of an article about a young woman dying are in very poor taste.

    1. Rice Glanmod says:

      Also, in the long run everyone dies.

  2. John Oakman says:

    Jay walkin’ and Affirmative Action bus driver.

  3. Andy Lopez says:

    She was on her phone looking at Google Map.

  4. Why wasn’t it a self-driving bus?

    Because if it was, dozens would be dead instead of only one.

  5. Andrea Calkins says:

    How come there’s no thumbs up for likeable comments, because everyone would get a thumbs up. I’m surprised that someone didn’t scream racists because the woman was Chinese. She probably was looking at her phone and with very little peripheral vision, she walked in front of the bus. Sum ting wong.

  6. Raúl Williams says:

    Maybe it was a CIA hit on a ChiComm spy in Google?

  7. Ken Charbonneau says:

    I think Trump pushed her into the path of the bus.

  8. Smart enough to run your life – if given the chance – but not smart enough to avoid a bus.

  9. Gary McCauley says:

    What would she know about Hilliary’s emails?

  10. Lyn Levens says:

    I do not care where in he world you need to cross a street! You are taught at one (1) year old to look both ways and then cross! I drive many thousands of miles a year and way too many – just step out in cross walks or see a green light and do not look to see if the coming driver is going to stop! There is no high metal wall that will protect JERKS who cross without looking! Google the term “”killed in a cross walk or while crossing the street” to see the deaths and injuries every year!