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Car slams into tree on Bryant Street in Palo Alto

Driver breaks nose in morning crash off Embarcadero Road

The driver of a silver Mercedes sedan broke her nose Monday morning (March 21) when her car slammed into a tree on Bryant Street in Palo Alto, police said.

The single-vehicle crash occurred around 10:30 a.m. between Embarcadero Road and Kingsley Avenue, police said.

The woman was driving westbound on Embarcadero to northbound Bryant when she sideswiped a car and hit the tree, police said.

The driver was the only person in the Mercedes. Driving conditions are hazardous due to the rain and police are urging drivers to proceed cautiously.

— Palo Alto Online staff

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Posted by drive 25
a resident of College Terrace
on Mar 21, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Speed limit on Embarcadero Road is 25mph and even that is too fast in stormy conditions. How fast was she driving? Did she get a ticket?


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Posted by Driver
a resident of Palo Verde
on Mar 21, 2011 at 6:19 pm

If she sideswiped another car, how come this can be called a single vehicle crash?

What about the car that was sideswiped?


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Posted by News?
a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:47 pm

A car crashed in the rain...how is this news?


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Posted by Tim
a resident of Crescent Park
on Mar 21, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Slow news day in PA.


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Posted by Outside Observer
a resident of another community
on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm

My sympathies for the tree.......


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Posted by Huh?
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Mar 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

Good excuse to get a nose job.


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Posted by Bruce L.
a resident of Barron Park
on Mar 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm

I'm guessing the sideswiped vehicle was likely parked and unoccupied, but does it really matter. Motor vehicles vs. a fixed object like a tree or light pole can cause serious injury or death, and i'm glad the driver was not seriously injured.

Hey where's the public outcry about why the driver's name was not released. Oh never mind we don't want to pick on and ridicule members of the public only public "servants".


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Posted by WOW
a resident of Midtown
on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:14 pm

Bruce you're HILARIOUS! HAHAHAHAHAHA... By the way, you forgot a question mark after released. Step your game up!


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