Milpitas man, 36, died in Page Mill Road crash Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Palo Alto Online, on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:29 am
David Guerrero, 36, of Milpitas has been identified by the Santa Clara County Coroner's office as the man who was killed in a two-car crash on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto Thursday afternoon. Related story
Posted by Hulkamania, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:29 am
The stretch of Page Mill from Foothill Expressway to Arastadero is a full on race track. It's got wide lanes, on camber sweeping turns and only one light. In light traffic, triple digit speeds are easy to reach. It's a wonder more spectacular shunts don't occur.
Posted by Hulkamania, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2008 at 9:15 pm
I forgot about the north bound off ramp from 280 to Page Mill East. That baby is a long down hill straight with a great right hand sweeper at the bottom. Stay in the left hand lane until the bottom, late apex the corner by moving into the right lane and back into the left and you lose very little speed. Keeping momentum up will carry you to the top of the hill in at least the high double digit range.
Posted by sally, a resident of the Midtown neighborhood, on Jul 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm
I agree that traffic lights near I-280 would make this section of road much safer. On the other hand, I have no idea how the BMW driver wound up on the wrong side of the center median. Did they lose control? Get really really confused? Start making a left turn, then change their mind? Something is missing in the reporting so far.
Posted by DeeDee, a resident of the College Terrace neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2008 at 12:10 pm
Don't forget - the car that crossed the median was travelling westbound so did not just come off the freeway - maybe they were barreling up Page Mill and had a green light at Foothill so were going way too fast - but I'd also like to know how they crossed that big median and ended up hitting an east-bound car head on? Something strange here.
Posted by Hulkamania, a resident of the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood, on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:10 pm
"Something strange here."
See my first post DeeDee. That stretch of road is a race track. My guess is the driver got in over his head. Remember, if every car in the world was lined up bumper to bumper, someone in a BMW would try to pass them all.
Posted by USA, a resident of Mountain View, on Jul 7, 2008 at 2:46 pm
PA Cyclist -- The traffic nazis did that recently with the El Camino to south-bound 85 entrance ramp. All it did was to throw cars into the median. The curb is heavily carved with the wheels of everyone going over 20 mph.
Posted by Mourning, a resident of another community, on Jul 7, 2008 at 3:24 pm
Unfortunately, that passenger in the BMW that passed away was a good friend of mine. Sad that the driver of the car he was in didn't slow down to avoid cutting into the other lane toward head on traffic.
Posted by So sorry, a resident of another community, on Jul 8, 2008 at 4:16 pm
I was walking outside at the time, heard the accident and the emergency response afterwards, it was really ominous and scary. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families of all those involved. I read the BMW driver was still in a coma. Does anyone know what happened to the other driver? I feel so sorry for her, there is a photo of her being put on a stretcher and I really hope she's alright.
I haven't been able to sleep much since, I keep dreaming about it and all I can do is hope everyone that survived will make a full recovery. People can be so careless and stupid, and it's absolutely tragic to see the pain they cause to these people and their families.
Posted by Dino, a resident of another community, on Jul 10, 2008 at 5:27 am
A SAD DAY on JULY 3 when a GOOD MAN HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY FROM US.
YES, DAVID GUERRERO. A TRUE FRIEND, A TRUE BUDDY, A TRUE PAL, A TRUE BRO, But most of all a MAN that is beloved by a wife and a daughter and many coworkers and long time FRIENDS that is going to miss a RESPECTED LEADER.
WE MISS YA MAN, however, as we have all talked, your words live with us til our time will come, but until then. WE will honor our words with you to be KIND and HELP EACH OTHER OUT and BE THERE for one another.
On BEHALF of the Milpitas High School NJROTC group and alumnis, WE WILL BE MISSING YOU, my brotha.
Too bad we did not have the chance to all meet up this month for a reunion with you, but it had to take this tragedy of yours to make the reunion happen. So hope we lived up to your leadership and expectations and your kind hearted spirit that we will also be missing.
Posted by Maria M, a resident of another community, on Jul 14, 2008 at 10:41 pm
My boyfriend and I came up on the accident shortly after it happened. We knew someone had died. We have been very much affected by this accident and will be for some time. Knowing that David died and that others suffered major injuries is very sad and tragic. My heart goes out to all the family and friends of those affected in this accident. We went back to the site yesterday and got an eery feeling when we saw things belonging to the passengers and wreckage left from the accident.
We still don't know how it happened and are wanting of course to understand what might have prevented this fatal accident on July 3. Our prayers are with you and your family, David.