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3 dead, 5 hospitalized after chain reaction collision on Highway 101 in Sunnyvale

Original post made on May 22, 2023

Three people died and five others were hospitalized after a chain reaction collision on U.S. Highway 101 just south of Fair Oaks Avenue in Sunnyvale early Monday morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 22, 2023, 9:24 AM

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Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 22, 2023 at 9:32 am

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This sort of thing scares me. Staying in the vehicle after a collision on a highway is safer, unless of course there is a fire!

So sad to hear this, condolences to all those involved, RIP.

Posted by ALB
a resident of College Terrace
on May 22, 2023 at 10:39 am

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This is tragic beyond belief. 101 is crazy. Condolences to families whose relatives were killed in this violent accident.

Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on May 22, 2023 at 4:46 pm

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Horrendous. I of course have no idea what caused the driver of the pickup to strike the center divide, but I found myself wondering if this horrible accident happened on a stretch of 101 that is loaded with potholes, which are of course terrible hazards.

Posted by Anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on May 22, 2023 at 7:31 pm

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Tragic crash.

Posted by Ryan Tanner
a resident of Stanford
on May 23, 2023 at 7:13 am

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This was a no-alternative tragedy. If the victims had remained in their vehicles, they probably would have suffered fatalities from the oncoming cars that collided with their disabled automobiles.

We never travel in the fast lane/commuter lanes anymore, just the middle lanes and far-right for exiting.

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