Truck crash? Portola Valley, posted by Alekaneleno, a resident of the Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde neighborhood, on Aug 11, 2007 at 2:44 pm
Does anybody know anything about a truck crash on Ramona Road? There's been no report, although the road was closed all day with a CHP car standing by. Supposedly, a gravel truck came down the steep grade out of control, hit parked cars, and plunged over a 30-50' vertical cliff. Was anyone hurt? There's a lot of careless driving, heavy truck traffic, and speeding through this residential neighborhood. And no traffic enforcement at all.
Posted by j, a resident of the Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde neighborhood, on Aug 11, 2007 at 6:46 pm
The driver of the truck claimed that his brakes failed. It is unknown if the truck was being used in the sewer project. Looking at the picture of the truck, the driver should count himself very lucky not to be more seriously hurt. I bet he was wearing his seatbelt.
Posted by Richard Hine, managing editor of The Almanac, on Aug 12, 2007 at 12:48 am Richard Hine is a member (registered user) of Almanac Online
Dave Boyce of the Almanac was at the scene and he'll have a story in the next issue. The dump truck driver apparently lost his breaks on Ramona Road on Thursday morning, taking out a parked and unoccupied pickup truck and SUV, knocking them down the hill off the road. The dump truck descended down the hill, a steep drop of a few hundred feet. The truck driver walked out of the truck, but was taken to the hospital.
The drop was so steep that the recovery crews had to rappel down.
The dump truck had two 48-gallon diesel tanks, one split open and empty, and the other leaking. Hazmat people were called.