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Three killed in crash on Interstate 280

Original post made on Dec 14, 2012

Three people were killed in a pulled-over car that was struck by a passing vehicle on northbound Interstate Highway 280 in unincorporated San Mateo County near Redwood City this afternoon, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, December 14, 2012, 4:40 PM

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Posted by driver
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 14, 2012 at 5:36 pm

Any name, age, or city of residence on the arrested driver?

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Posted by Needless Loss
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 14, 2012 at 6:39 pm

Exactly how did this happen? Was the driver of the VW drunk, texting, asleep at the wheel, or what?

Why was the Lexus, a supposedly reliable car, pulled over on the shoulder?

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Posted by news
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Dec 14, 2012 at 7:03 pm

The Mercury-News says the VW driver was arrested for excessive speed leading to fatalities.

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Posted by But Teens Crash More
a resident of Green Acres
on Dec 15, 2012 at 5:39 am

According to the Chronicle, the driver of the VW was 82

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Posted by Get to the breakdown lane
a resident of Menlo Park
on Dec 15, 2012 at 7:40 am

Lexus said to have flat tire. Was in center divide awaiting help. Safer to get to breakdown lane on right when possible..

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Posted by Driver
a resident of Palo Verde
on Dec 15, 2012 at 9:09 am

I am very sorry about the loss of life in this crash.

But, on a different note, Palo Alto traffic was terrible last night. It took me 45 minutes to get from south Palo Alto to Stanford. Middlefield, Alma, El Camino, were nightmares and I believe 101 was just as bad. The radio traffic person was basically telling their listeners to stop for dinner and try later anywhere around Palo Alto.

This is what happens with traffic calming measures. Palo Alto can't cope with extra traffic. If the local traffic report tells all motorists to stay away from Palo Alto then we must be a joke to them.

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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Dec 15, 2012 at 11:53 am

Another horrific caused by a law-breaking senior citizen. I'm glad that he got busted for it. Now, time fora crackdown on ALL speeders on 280.

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Posted by Needless Loss
a resident of Old Palo Alto
on Dec 15, 2012 at 3:29 pm

A good point my husband brought up: if your car breaks down in traffic, pull over to the far right and get out of your car. Put the hood up and the flashers on.

Apparently, other drivers run into disabled cars parked on the side of the road rather frequently, so the most important of these is GET OUT OF YOUR CAR, especially if it is dark!

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Posted by MIdtown resident
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 16, 2012 at 9:55 am

@Needless Loss - Getting out of your car is probably a good thing if you're on the shoulder on the right so long as you move as far right as you can. If you're stopped at the left, close to the median, I think it may be better to actually sit on the median behind the car or even in the car. I'm not sure what the right action is in this case.

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