Motorcyclist hit by car on Middlefield Road

Man suffers serious leg injury in Wednesday morning collision

A motorcyclist was taken to Stanford Hospital with a serious leg injury after being hit by a car on Middlefield Road Wednesday morning (Jan. 4), Palo Alto police said Thursday.

The male motorcyclist was heading southbound on Middlefield at about 10:52 a.m. when a station wagon that was stopped at Forest Avenue "failed to yield the right of way" and crossed Middlefield, crashing into the motorcycle, Sgt. Kara Apple said. The male driver of the station wagon was not hurt but the motorcyclist had an "obvious major leg injury" and was transported to the hospital, Apple said. The injury is not believed to be life threatening.

A California Highway Patrol officer was near the scene of the crash and stopped to offer assistance, police said. The preliminary CHP report indicated the crash involved a pedestrian, which was inaccurate. More information will be posted when it becomes available.

— Tyler Hanley


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm

Is this the same accident that was reported yesterday as a vehicle striking a pedestrian?

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Posted by stop
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 5, 2012 at 3:05 pm

Forest Ave has stop signs at this corner, but Middlefield Road does not. California drivers need to quit making these "California stops". Stop means stop. Don't go until you check all the intersecting streets and you are sure you can make it across safely.

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