A driver in an Acura hit a pedestrian in front of Walgreen's, 423 No. Santa Cruz Ave., the afternoon of Nov. 3.
Now that accident has merchants in the busy shopping center wondering what can be done to prevent future accidents.
The pedestrian sustained minor injuries in the 1:18 p.m. accident, according to a Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police dispatcher.
The incident report says the vehicle crashed into a cement pole, which caused the car to smoke.
Ironically, patrons say, the Walgreen's is located almost across the street from the Department of Motor Vehicles offices, 600 No. Santa Cruz Ave.
"It's a nightmare. The parking is getting worse. If they can't park across the street at the Los Gatos Shopping Center, they drive around here dangerously," said a patron of the nearby bakery, who didn't want to be identified.
Another customer of the adjacent hair salon complained that she's been almost hit by cars trying to find parking spaces several times.
The area remains one of the most congested in town with Safeway nearby, Chase Bank, Starbucks and other high-traffic businesses across the street and Santa Cruz Avenue reporting several accidents such as fender-benders during the year.