Parent Kirsten Trapani also contacted this publication to report that, unfortunately, her daughter's car was also involved in a hit-and-run Friday evening, Aug. 30 in the LGHS parking lot.
Trapani said she had contacted parent Nicky Mcallister, whose son was alone sitting behind the wheel of his parked brown 2004 Nissan Armada car when a white vehicle swung
out of the senior lot and struck the front of the driver's side.
Trapani said she met with Mcallister at her home and determined their children's vehicles had both been struck after the game against San Mateo High School.
Trapani's daughter arrived for the JV football game to watch her brother, then sat through the varsity game and
did not leave her parking spot until after the LGHS dance was over, she said.
That's when she saw the damage, Trapani added.
She notified the LGHS administration
immediately and school officials suggested they go Tuesday to look at video footage of the parking lot from the school camera. Apparently there are surveillance cameras positioned in some sections of the school campus, she said.
"Such a bummer. Two in one night," Trapani lamented.
Today, Los Gatos/Monte Sereno Police Sgt. spokesman Stephen Walpole said he had checked the records and found that McAllister did call the police the following morning after the incident occurred.
"These types of cases are difficult to investigate when there are
no witnesses. It would have helped if her son had called the police when
the accident occurred so we could have determined
if anyone else had seen the accident or knew who hit her car," Sgt. Walpole said.
School officials weren't readily available to comment on where surveillance cameras are exactly located at the high school and if hit-and-runs are becoming more prevalent in the school's parking lots.