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Car accident on Webster and Forest

Original post made by PAresident1, University South, on Feb 14, 2013

There was a nasty accident on Webster and Forest last night (2/13) Cadillac t-boned an Audi dragging it over 60 feet! Part of the problem is the intersection with a 2 way stop instead of 4 way stop. Lots of traffic, out of neighborhood drivers and you have a disaster waiting to happen. I have personally seen cars whizzing by 30-35 miles an hour on the neighborhood street...we have two young kids and constantly worry about their safety while crossing this terrible intersection.

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Posted by stop means stop
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 14, 2013 at 10:37 am

Most intersections around town are 2-way stops. If you run the stop sign, you can pay with your family's lives. Stop means stop.

And yes, people need to obey the speed limit, especially on residential roads where visibility is generally poor, especially at night.


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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 14, 2013 at 11:09 am

That is a VERY dangerous intersection. Forest has the stop; Webster is open. It is virtually impossible for a driver on Forest to see oncoming Webster traffic, even stopped. You stop, say a prayer, and gun it.

The solution is so simple even our city government ought to see it: make that intersection a 4-way stop.


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Posted by What the Zuck
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2013 at 2:53 pm

This is a very scary intersection ....every weekend, I see a close call, sometimes two. I am surprised this did not happen sooner!


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Posted by Sparty
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Feb 14, 2013 at 4:37 pm

People on Guinda run the stop sign at Lincoln ALL THE TIME. Luckily I learned this long ago... Some intersections are worse than others....