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Helicopter and sirens?

Original post made by Lu Ellen on Nov 23, 2012

Hi All,

Any news on what is happening at 7 AM with the helicopter and sirens? Hope no one is hurt.

Thanks!

Comments

Posted by Midtown mom, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

I also hear the helicopters this morning and would like to know what's going on.


Posted by Teresa, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:07 am

KTVU reports 3 lanes of 101 closed - fatality.


Posted by CMW, a resident of Midtown
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:08 am

I found this comment from a story on ktvu:

Web Link

traffic is stopped on northbound 101, and also the embarcadero/oregon ramp is closed.


Posted by Crescent Park Dad, a resident of Crescent Park
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:14 am

3 NB 101 lanes blocked. Ramp closed. 1 fatality, 2 critical injuries. Solo CHP also involved. No other details except accident was over an hour ago just before 7am.


Posted by tv watcher, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:19 am

traffic reports suggesting to avoid (find alternate route) on 101 NB for the next several hours. Tail back stretching miles.


Posted by so sad, a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Nov 23, 2012 at 8:55 am

Horrific accident involving a police car and a family. One fatality so far and two in critical condition. Went over on the footpath over the highway to see for myself, car spun around and skidded about 150 yards.


Posted by Hmmm, a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 23, 2012 at 9:09 am

Horrifying - I'm so sorry to hear this. PAAS Facebook page suggests avoiding E. Bayshore, too. Too bad the folks stuck in traffic can't take the surface streets. At least now the chopper is gone.


Posted by News, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Nov 24, 2012 at 11:13 am

Off Embarcadero exit, car hit Highway Patrol car. Two daughters were thrown from car and died; one was getting married in India in January. Mom is in critical condition. Dad was driving them home from Gilroy Outlet Mall. 20 minutes and they would have been home to San Bruno. I'm guessing fatigue got to him. They should ban the crazy Midnite to 6AM shopping.