Two-car crash at Middlefield and Oregon

Palo Alto police and firefighter-paramedics responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Oregon Expressway at about 7:45 p.m. tonight (June 13). Medics attended to one person in the SUV that crashed into the stoplight pole, but there was no immediate information on the extent of injuries. Post photo.
Palo Alto police and firefighter-paramedics responded to a two-car crash at the intersection of Middlefield Road and Oregon Expressway at about 7:45 p.m. tonight (June 13). Medics attended to one person in the black Toyota Highlander SUV that crashed into the stoplight pole, but there was no immediate information on the extent of injuries. Post photos.


5 Comments

  1. For years the city’s been ignoring us when we’ve complained about how the Jordan bike lane and its bollards have pushed cars into major intersections like Oregon and for years we’ve been ignored and dismissed.

    When is the city finally going to take responsibility for its costly and dangerous traffic “improvements”? Their inaction is shameful.

  2. It’s not their inaction, its their actions.
    The intersection was perfectly safe, just the way it was.
    They should have left well enough alone.
    Instead, they insisted on building that inexplicable bollards/bike lane design in front of Jordan. Removing much-needed road-bandwidth in order to punish car drivers because of the TMA’s stated goal of “reducing crosstown single-occupant vehicles by so-and-so percent”, as if they can magically make them disappear.
    But it didn’t happen. Instead, there’s only more cars and more congestion.
    The bollards/bike lane must be demolished ASAP.

  3. Bollards, roundabouts, curb extensions, bulb-outs, additional traffic signs, etc., only distract drivers, preventing them from looking at the road and what’s ahead. All this “stuff” is extremely distracting. Why did the city need to fix something that wasn’t broken? I now ride my bike on the sidewalk when going down Ross or Louis. I feel “safer” doing that.

  4. I agree that the bulbouts, bollards and traffic circles create more problems than they solve . Suspect we’ll learn that the hard way, through injuries and deaths. I’m hoping council reverses from this course, but I’m not optimistic they will. They seem to be more ideological than practical.

  5. yes that lane in front of Jordan is a disaster. You have to remember that illogically bikes can come from either direction when you’re turning into the parking lot (or out of it). I suppose North California by the school is fine but it is also awkward that you’re shifted off center when driving because the bike lane is only on one side (or it is wider on one side, I forget). I’ve heard from many kids and adults that Ross is awkward… even the middle schoolers understand that! I’ll have to go check it out. And what is with all those white bumps by the corners down middlefield??

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