A girl on her bicycle was injured in a collision with a car on El Camino Real in Palo Alto late Monday morning, blocking the roadway for about two hours.
Officers responded to a report of a collision between the driver of a green Subaru Outback and a bicyclist at El Camino Real near Barron Avenue at 11:07 a.m., police Agent Marianna Villaescusa said.
A girl on her bicycle was injured in the collision and quickly transported to a hospital for serious injuries, said Villaescusa, who didn't have information available on the juvenile's condition as of late Monday afternoon. The first officer who responded to the scene reported the girl was conscious and breathing. No other injuries were reported.
During the preliminary investigation, officers learned a man behind the wheel of the Subaru was on northbound El Camino Real, where the bicyclist was crossing from west to east prior to the collision, according to Villaescusa.
The Subaru and the bicycle that appeared to be intact were seen on the roadway outside Treasure Island Stamps and Coins and Nouvelle Bridal Boutique. The vehicle had damage to the front windshield and the driver's side. A pair of white Birkenstock sandals, a bicycle helmet and some car parts were also seen on the roadway.
The Subaru driver remained at the scene and was cooperative with officers. No arrests or citations have been made, Villaescusa said. The Police Department's Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction Team is conducting an investigation into the collision, which could take several weeks.
The Subaru was taken in by police as evidence and officers reopened the roadway to traffic around 1 p.m., she said.
Police blocked northbound El Camino between Matadero and Curtner avenues and redirected northbound traffic through the Ventura neighborhood by way of Curtner Avenue and Park Boulevard.
There was no information available on the driver's speed and if the girl was in the crosswalk as of late Monday afternoon.
The collision affected service on the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority's 22 and 522 westbound lines, which were rerouted, agency officials said in an email alert.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to email@example.com or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.