A freak accident trapped an older man between two parked cars in the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot Sunday afternoon, Palo Alto fire officials reported.
Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said the man was walking between the two cars about 2:30 p.m. when one car was hit by a third car, pushing the cars together and pinning the man at the knees.
He was freed by a fire crew and taken to Stanford Hospital for examination and treatment of non-life-threatening injuries, Woodard reported. The parked cars received minor to moderate damages while the third car had major front-end damage, he said.
The driver of the car that hit the first vehicle was a teenage girl using a provisional license and under her father's supervision, according to several reports.