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Motorist crashes into Palo Alto water truck

Fire and emergency personnel extricate injured driver from her vehicle

A woman smashed into the back of a City of Palo Alto landscape-watering truck early Monday morning and had to be extricated by emergency personnel, Palo Alto Battalion Chief Niles Broussard said.

Police said the woman, who is in her early 30s, crashed at about 1:50 a.m., causing her car to spin after the impact. She ended up trapped in her vehicle, police Officer Heather Souza said.

The truck had been driving slowly with its flashing lights on as it watered vegetation in the center divide on Oregon Expressway near Louis Road.

The woman sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital. Souza said the accident was still being investigated, and the rate of speed and the woman's condition just prior to the incident remain unknown. It appeared the woman did not see the truck, Souza said. The truck was damaged, but its driver was not injured.

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Motorist crashes into Palo Alto water truck

Fire and emergency personnel extricate injured driver from her vehicle

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Aug 9, 2011, 9:00 am

A woman smashed into the back of a City of Palo Alto landscape-watering truck early Monday morning and had to be extricated by emergency personnel, Palo Alto Battalion Chief Niles Broussard said.

Police said the woman, who is in her early 30s, crashed at about 1:50 a.m., causing her car to spin after the impact. She ended up trapped in her vehicle, police Officer Heather Souza said.

The truck had been driving slowly with its flashing lights on as it watered vegetation in the center divide on Oregon Expressway near Louis Road.

The woman sustained moderate injuries and was transported to the hospital. Souza said the accident was still being investigated, and the rate of speed and the woman's condition just prior to the incident remain unknown. It appeared the woman did not see the truck, Souza said. The truck was damaged, but its driver was not injured.

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didn't see it?
Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:04 am
didn't see it?, Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:04 am
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Hulkamania
Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:18 am
Hulkamania, Duveneck/St. Francis
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:18 am
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Note to pedestrians:

Do not cross Oregon Expressway when the bars are closing.


Anonymous
Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:59 am
Anonymous, Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Aug 9, 2011 at 9:59 am
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I heard the crash and am amazed that no one was killed. It sounded like an explosion.


mr. blotter
Stanford
on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm
mr. blotter, Stanford
on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:14 pm
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Appears to be a DUI (last entry, first page): Web Link


didn't see it?
Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm
didn't see it?, Adobe-Meadow
on Aug 9, 2011 at 12:55 pm
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Thanks for the link, Mr. Blotter. Glad she was "stopped" before she started speeding down the freeway. This could have been much worse.


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