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Saturday car accident on Embarcadero and Louis

Original post made by Why?, Barron Park, on Sep 19, 2011

I came across a 3 car accident on my way to the Main Library.
There were total of 6 police cars(one supervisor SUV), 2 fire trucks, 3 ambulances, and 2 EMTs. As far as I can tell, only one minor injury- she was taken by ambulance fairly quickly. Not that I don't appreciate help; Just wondering why we need so many police cars, ambulances, etc and for at least a couple of hours? Aren't we over-doing this?

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Posted by iSez
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Sep 20, 2011 at 12:02 am

You claim it was a 3-car accident; they might need 3 ambulances. There are other more important things to complain about.

Half Moon Bay doesn't even have its own police department:

"The city, struggling to close a long-term budget deficit, is disbanding its 12-member force and outsourcing the job of law enforcement to either Pacifica, its neighbor 14 miles to the north, or the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office." Web Link


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Posted by Joe
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 20, 2011 at 2:04 am

Heard that the accident involved 5 cars with 3 minor injuries. One of the parties was taken to the hospital. The call was originally reported as one individual with a head injury and one of the vehicles leaking gas. It didn't sound like there were 3 ambulances. A paratransit ambulance from Stanford was in the area and stopped to help. PAFD's Rescue 2 was there in addition to a PAFD Medic unit. I guess Rescue 2 could look like an ambulance if were paying attention to the road and not the accident. Thankfully, nobody was seriously hurt.


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Posted by reckless drivers
a resident of Midtown
on Sep 20, 2011 at 8:54 am

How can there possibly be a 5 car crash on a 25mph street? Did one maniac crash into 4 other cars? Or did multiple reckless drivers crash into each other? The whole point of driving 25mph is to give you enough time to avoid crashes.


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Posted by Accident
a resident of Barron Park
on Sep 20, 2011 at 9:45 am

I was a part of the 5 car accident on Saturday. The police, fire trucks, and ambulances reported to the scene very fast and took care of things very professionally. But I agree, it did seem like overdoing it for a few minor injuries.


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