An Atherton man in his 60s is in serious but stable condition after his SUV went airborne off of Middlefield Road in Palo Alto shortly after 8 p.m. Thursday, May 24, and struck a tree, according to Palo Alto police.
No other vehicles were involved, and no other people were injured. The man sustained moderate injuries, and Palo Alto Fire Department paramedics transported him to a local hospital.
The driver may have experienced a medical emergency that led to the accident, police said. Alcohol or drugs did not appear to be a factor.
Officers from the Police Department's Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) team are investigating the crash. Police are asking any witnesses to the collision to contact the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413.
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