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Nearly Hit Head On by Wrong Way Driver

Original post made by Right Way , Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on May 11, 2011

Recently, I was nearly hit head on by a wrong way driver while I was westbound on Embarcadero, near the Alma overpass. It was just lucky timing (it was 10:15pm) that my direction had 2 lanes and the lane to my right was empty, allowing me to swerve out of the way. It was a terrifying near miss, so much so I had to pull over in Town and Country to calm down and call 911. I could barely use my phone, I was so shaken. Ironically, I'd just seen officers at a traffic spot at Embarcadero and a nearby cross street moments before this.

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Posted by try here
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 11, 2011 at 10:21 pm

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 12, 2011 at 11:31 am

I encountered an idiot driving towards university on High St., a one-way street, near Homer St., also one-way, who was determined to make it a two-way street. I'm willing to let someone get out of a mistake they got themselves into, because everyone makes mistakes, but this Asian man in a luxury automobile just had to go an extra block head on against traffic generating the most confused and amazed looks - maybe to show he could. I always wonder where the police are in these situation, which, thank God, do not happen that often.


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