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SUV/auto crash on San Antonio Road sends woman to hospital

Original post made on Feb 20, 2012

A woman in her 20s was taken to Stanford Hospital on Saturday night, Feb. 18, after her car collided with an SUV at San Antonio Road and Nita Avenue and careened onto a lawn.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Sunday, February 19, 2012, 1:44 PM

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Posted by could do better PA
a resident of South of Midtown
on Feb 20, 2012 at 2:37 pm

Please obscure the license plate on the car in the photos.

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Posted by more info please
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Feb 20, 2012 at 2:49 pm

Please update this article with more information when it is available. San Antonio can be pretty spooky at night because of the poor lighting and direct access to the freeway. Understanding what happened in this crash can help everyone improve safety here.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 20, 2012 at 6:41 pm

Poor lighting? Cars driven during dark hours are required to have their own headlamps, and not exceed a velocity safe within those beams. Poor lighting is glare in your face from roadside security lights or other drivers' misaligned headlights. Even green traffic signals are often blinding, where blinding means I slow down because nothing is visible in the relative darkness beyond them. Technical term is veiling luminance, which can worsen with age but is mostly due to non-pristine windshield glass.

Nita is a traffic signal in a 35 mph zone at a T-intersection a mile and a half from 101. Photo looks like northbound San Antonio, sidewalk just north of intersection, as if a southbound left turner was the element of surprise.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on Feb 21, 2012 at 10:23 pm

How about telling us what happened and who was involved ASAP … is that too much to ask?

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Posted by Seenit
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 22, 2012 at 11:53 am

This surprises me not in the least. Palo Alto drivers are abhorrently rude and selfish, always trying to "just get ahead of you" without any regard to the safety of others.
Its no wonder the majority of these stories are on PA roads.
The main problem with Palo Alto roads are the self-entitled people using them.

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Posted by musical
a resident of Palo Verde
on Feb 22, 2012 at 2:13 pm

The majority of these stories are on PA roads because this is a website about Palo Alto.

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Posted by Seenit
a resident of Barron Park
on Feb 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Yes, but the paper covers the surrounding areas as well. You simply don't see this as much as in MV or Los Altos, nor do you see the driving selfishness on such a grand scale as you see daily in PA
The reason we see this more in PA is because of the driving habits of those who think everyone should get out of their way and/or get behind them.
PA should get a new sign: Welcome to Palo Alto...ME FIRST!

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Posted by anonymous
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Feb 22, 2012 at 6:26 pm

Generally I would agree with the last poster, Seenit, but I recall a very funny story about a driving event that took place at Los Altos High School. This was about 8 years ago or so. A teen girl, who was given a luxury large SUV for her 16th b'day, drove it so fast in the parking lot there (first day she had it at school) that it went up and on top of another parked vehicle! The photo was incredible. Fortunately, I do not believe anyone was hurt, though both vehicles musts have been quite damaged. Something about going so fast over a speed bump in the lot...I think it launched the big vehicle up...I don't think it was really intentional. Talk about non-couteous drivers...

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