Town Square

Post a New Topic

Big-rig truck crashes on Bayshore Freeway

Original post made on Jul 17, 2007

A big-rig truck crashed into the guardrail on the right hand side of the Bayshore Freeway just north of Embarcadero Road around 4:30 a.m. today, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Read the full story here Web Link

Comments (9)

Like this comment
Posted by Crescent Park Mom
a resident of Crescent Park
on Jul 17, 2007 at 9:21 am

Regarding all those choppers flying around this morning to report on the crashed big rig, it seems to me there ought to be some sort of "no hover" ordinance around residential areas in the wee hours. Sleep is a precious commodity.

Like this comment
Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Jul 17, 2007 at 12:51 pm

There seems to have been an increase in the accidents on 101 at Palo Alto. Stop it!

Like this comment
Posted by A First for Me
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 17, 2007 at 5:26 pm

OMG- it is a FIRST!
I actually agree with Walter_E_Wallis!
Pass the smelling salts, I may pass out!

Like this comment
Posted by Also concerned.............
a resident of another community
on Jul 17, 2007 at 6:48 pm

Poor baby...............maybe you don't commute to work or better yet even work............bah hah.............

Like this comment
Posted by Irritated
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 17, 2007 at 8:29 pm

To "Also concerned" --

I was hoping the PA Weekly staff would filter you out, but since they're not around, I'll just jump in. Please leave your juvenile attitude off Town Square; we don't need you here. I assume you're responding to the original poster, "Crescent Park Mom." When I read her post, I sympathized because, A) the helicopters also woke up my young children, who need their sleep because B) I'm a mom and I work AND I commute, which means they're out of the house all day. And I, like many other working moms here in Palo Alto, stayed up til 2 AM trying to fit work around family time. So yes, sleep is a precious commodity and few of us get enough. My guess is that you don't have children, so whatever your problem is, please keep the immature attitude out of this forum. I particularly take offense to your suggestion that because the poster is a mom, that she isn't working. Shame on you.

Like this comment
Posted by Irritated at you
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 18, 2007 at 12:07 am

To "Irritated"--

You claim to be up until 2 AM trying to fit work around family time, but you have enough time to be surfing this site and chastising posters. My guess is that you need to be spending a little more time with the kids and a little less time with your computer. You have a big chip on your shoulder about being a working mom that you need to resolve by looking in the mirror. Get a sense of humor. Good on you, "Also Concerned", you keep me smiling, and I don't have a job to commute to.

Like this comment
Posted by UK Commuter
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 18, 2007 at 9:38 am

Well, "Also concerned" sounds to me like s/he has some big fat sexist issues. Or some kind of weird bias. It's just so vaguely belligerent, and why? I'm with Irritated. I just don't think that kind of unspecific, personal attack belongs here. I love to laugh, but I fail to see any humor there.

'Course, maybe "Also concerned" is really just someone's 11-year-old who's defying the Net Nanny. Yeah, that's probably it.

p.s. Yeah, a first for me, too! I agreed with Walter E. Wallis... what gives?!?! Better call the doctor - maybe I'm getting a touch of kermudgeonitis. :-)

Like this comment
Posted by Neihborly Love
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jul 18, 2007 at 6:55 pm

Wow, sounds like two of you have major PMS issues here with the passive aggressive comments. "I don't believe in personal attacks but big fat sexist issues and defying Net Nanny don't qualify". Yeah right. Who are you kidding about kermudgeonitis. Sounds like you are alone, because of PMS or behavior symptoms resembling it. Read your comments when you cool off and see the truth. Lets have civil discourse and cut the passive aggressive insults. Or have the guts to be straight up about it.

Peace, out.

Like this comment
Posted by another mother here
a resident of Gunn High School
on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:05 am

HUH! Just because of a little noise in our sleepy little town this thread has turned ugly!

The people who were doing the fly bys no doubt lost their sleep also, but they were on a mission and those of us who always want to know what is going on or need their service should be grateful. Please quit whining! I actually bow my head and give a short prayer whenever I see choppers overhead...most around here are headed for Stanford Hospital.........

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

Why contentious local politics? More examples from ADU at Council
By Douglas Moran | 49 comments | 2,044 views

Food Party! 420
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,397 views

What Are Your Gifts that Must Be Shared?
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 518 views


Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.