Churchill accident - a reminder to us all
Original post made by Paly Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Sep 26, 2006
The accident on Monday morning at the railroad tracks on Churchill should be a reminder to us all to behave responsibly while crossing the tracks. For parents of those who were in Paly when the previous events involving the deaths of two Paly students occurred, there is a chilling memory every time we hear of something like this. Fortunately this time there was no injury and although the driver walked away, the car shows that the situation could have been many times worse. What exactly happened has not been publicised, as far as I know, but the accident itself reminds us all that there should never be a situation where a car stops on the tracks. The rules are simple, if the exit is not clear, then don't go beyond the raised barrier. This is of paramount importance. Secondly, to all who have to cross the tracks on a daily basis, particularly those on their way to Gunn, Paly, or Stanford, irrespective of whether they are driving, cycling, walking, or anything else, these tracks are dangerous!!!!