Town Square

Post a New Topic

2nd major crash on Hwy 101 in Palo Alto in last 2 days

Original post made by resident, Midtown, on Sep 23, 2012

KTVU reports there was a crash with major injuries on northbound Hwy 101 in Palo Alto this morning: Web Link

There was an overturned car on northbound Hwy 101 near Embarcadero Road just a couple of days ago.

Were both of these crashes due to those $100 million boondoggle ramps being built on Hwy 101 right now? Who's bright idea was it to waste such a huge amount of money on a project with minimal benefits and lots of human casualties in the meantime?

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by Driver
a resident of Palo Verde
on Sep 23, 2012 at 1:32 pm

I agree. Highway 101 is very dangerous at present. Oregon/Embarcadero, San Antonio, Charleston/Rengstorff ramps are all treacherous both off and on, north and south.

If someone gets killed, I wouldn't be at all surprised. I have seen several near misses and one vehicle hitting a post at the sb Charleston on ramp. Signs saying short merge do not help.

This is something that perhaps the tv stations may get better news out about.

Like this comment
Posted by Kan H.
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Oct 10, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I agree with Driver, parts of 101 are treacherous, and one of the most treacherous is that Embarcadero-Oregon interchange, both north and southbound. Drivers not well-familiarized with it often get confused and make last-second changes in their turnoff, cutting other drivers off. Many drivers have a hard time getting from an in er lane to an outer lane to access the interchange.

The on and of cramps for San Antonio, Rengstorff, and especially Charleston cause driver confusion, resulting in driver error, again unless the driver is well-familiarized with the area.

It would be a temporary mess to change the current layout, but the current danger is considerable and should. Pt be allowed to continue. Things should not have been laid
Out like this in the first place.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 1,287 views

Love is a Verb
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 869 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 14 comments | 703 views


Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

Register Here