A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking out a line of newspaper racks, near the downtown Palo Alto Post Office on Friday morning.
The Line 35 bus was traveling east on Hamilton Avenue near Waverley Street at about 11 a.m. when the incident occurred. No one on the sidewalk was injured, Palo Alto police Sgt. David Lee said.
VTA spokeswoman Stacey Hendler Ross said the driver was attempting to turn right onto Waverley from Hamilton and misjudged the curb, striking the newspaper racks. One passenger on board complained of back pain but declined medical treatment. The driver will continue on the route with another bus. VTA will investigate, Hendler Ross said.
Lee said that paramedics checked the driver, who was uninjured and the female passenger. The driver was not cited, and police will not investigate further.