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 firstname.lastname@example.org.