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Woman killed, teenager severely injured in wrong-way crash on Interstate 280

Original post made on Apr 23, 2023

A woman has died and a 14-year-old boy has been severely injured after a motorist drove north on the southbound lanes of Interstate 280 Saturday into oncoming traffic. Several lanes are closed.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, April 22, 2023, 4:57 PM

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Posted by Native to the BAY
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Apr 23, 2023 at 12:46 am

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Total utter tragedy. Too many times I travel w my children in m/on this stretch of 28o. Freeways are deadly as are cars.,I am so very sorry for the loss of life .

Posted by localmom46
a resident of Greenmeadow
on Apr 24, 2023 at 7:52 pm

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Apr 24, 2023 at 8:15 pm

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I'd like to know why this is considered Palo Alto news -- even granting today was obviously such a slow news day for local news that changes in office hours is a headlined story.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 24, 2023 at 9:48 pm

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Lots of highway wrong way driver crashes this last few days. This has to be the weirdest story. Who comes out of their car having taken off their clothes? Middle of a Saturday afternoon, some type of mental health issue or dui!

Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of another community
on Apr 24, 2023 at 10:43 pm

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But the real story here is someone was tragically killed and my questions about that is how can any of us help the victims? Not by making the story about the wrong way driver is one way to start.

I was on 280 at 330 that morning. I can't even remember how one could get from the scramble zone where 92 leads to 280, where it could even be possible to face oncoming traffic. You would have to pull a u-turn on the freeway to end up in the south bound lane going north. The only thing that makes even remote sense is that there is a lot of fresh animals remnants on the highways. Since the roads were washed clean all winter, fresh skidmarks and animal remnants are a sure sign traffic is back to "normal". Whatever the reason for the accident the end result is a tragic loss of life.

Posted by Jennifer
a resident of another community
on Apr 25, 2023 at 8:12 am

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When someone is going the wrong way on the freeway, they are probably drunk. If someone is taking off all their clothes, the first thing I think of is mental health issues. [Portion removed.] What a sad story.

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