Traffic blocked off after crash in downtown Palo Alto

No injuries reported in two-vehicle collision that left one car on its side

A two-vehicle crash has traffic blocked off from eastbound Lytton Avenue and Alma Street in downtown Palo Alto as of late Tuesday afternoon.

A dark-colored Honda flipped on its side and came to a rest in the street at High Street and Lytton. According to radio dispatches, occupants in the car extricated themselves before emergency personnel arrived on scene.

Palo Alto Police spokesman Lt. Zach Perron said there were no reported injuries.


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Posted by Devon
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:03 pm

Interesting crash:
The car traveling on Lytton from Alma hit the Honda that rolled out of my view as I was walking down Lytton toward Alma. As the Honda was rolling, I noted that the light was red for traffic on Alma. There is a possibility that the other car had entered on the very last second of a yellow light, but it's clear the light was not green!

Amazing there were not significant injuries apparent.

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Posted by Blink
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 20, 2015 at 5:31 pm

Given how short most of the yellow lights are, it's amazing there aren't more of these crashes. In most cases, you enter an intersection on green and within a blink of an eye it's yellow and then immediately red.

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