Two men were injured in a collision on a major thoroughfare shut down for more than an hour in Palo Alto at the height of the evening commute on Tuesday, police said.
Officers responded to the collision at Embarcadero Road and Bryant Street around 5 p.m. An adult driving a sedan was heading west on Embarcadero and struck the pedestrian with a scooter and bicyclist at the intersection, police said.
The injured were conscious and breathing as medics treated them at the scene for injuries not considered life-threatening, police Sgt. Eric Bulatao said. The driver didn't report any injuries.
Embarcadero was shut down in both directions at Bryant due to the collision until about 6:15 p.m., Bulatao said. The intersection is outside Castilleja School, an all-girls school for students in grades 6-12, and near the Old Palo Alto neighborhood.
Palo Alto firefighters were dispatched at 4:59 p.m. to the intersection, where they saw a manual scooter smashed underneath a vehicle and a bicycle missing its front wheel, Battalion Chief Bobby Davis said.
Bystanders attended to the two people injured before the two were transported to Stanford Hospital, according to Davis.
When Bulatao arrived to the scene, he saw the scooter in front of the sedan, which was left with a cracked windshield and minor damage to the hood; the bicycle was nearby.
The sun setting in the west likely played a factor in the collision by creating a glare for the driver, according to Bulatao.
There was no suspicion of DUI or impairment surrounding the collision, Bulatao said. No arrests or citations were issued as of Wednesday morning.
Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances of the collision.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.