A two-car collision at the intersection of El Camino Real and Churchill Avenue Monday (Jan. 3) at 11:27 a.m. in Palo Alto caused a temporary traffic backup along northbound El Camino.
In the crash, a gold Nissan Murano SUV appeared to have broadsided an older model Toyota Camry sedan, sending the silver sedan into the light pole at the northeast corner of the intersection.
Two ambulances and numerous paramedics were on the scene to aid the injured.
Fire personnel used the Jaws of Life, removing the passenger-side front door to extract a woman in her late 60s or 70s from the Toyota. She and the Nissan driver, who appeared to be in her 40s, were taken to Stanford Hospital with trauma injuries, Chris Woodard, fire battalion chief, said.
Both women were conscious; Woodard said he did not know the extent of their injuries.
Both drivers were traveling at about 30 mph, he said.