News


Car meets pole in Atherton

 

Click on photo to enlarge.

John Woodell sent us this photo of a car that crashed into a telephone pole on Valparaiso Avenue near Emilie Avenue in Atherton shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12. AMR treated the driver at the scene for minor injuries while AT&T replaced the pole.

What is community worth to you?
Support local journalism.

Comments

Like this comment
Posted by Bob
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 17, 2011 at 12:08 pm

One of those new safety first break-away poles. Luckily for the driver.


Like this comment
Posted by turn off your cell phone
a resident of another community
on Aug 17, 2011 at 6:02 pm

Was the driver chatting on his or her cell phone when this happened? What are the chances of that being an AT&T cell phone? What goes around comes around.

Glad there were no pedestrians walking there when this happened.


Like this comment
Posted by Willows Liberal
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on Aug 18, 2011 at 8:27 pm

See what happens when you veer off to the right.


Like this comment
Posted by Central Menlo
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Aug 19, 2011 at 12:45 pm

...and that's a surprise? Most veer that way, in Atherton. Frankly, I prefer the middle, on Valparaiso.


Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed

Get daily headlines sent straight to your inbox.

After experiencing harassment, owner of Zareen's restaurants speaks out about Islamophobia, racism
By Elena Kadvany | 28 comments | 7,607 views

Don't Miss Your Exit (and other lessons from an EV drive)
By Sherry Listgarten | 14 comments | 2,507 views

Goodbye Food Waste!
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 2,460 views

Good News: The New Menlo Park Rail Subcommittee Hits A Home Run
By Dana Hendrickson | 12 comments | 1,640 views

Premarital and Couples: Tips for Hearing (Listening) and Being Known
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,039 views

 

Register today!

On Friday, October 11, join us at the Palo Alto Baylands for a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon! All proceeds benefit local nonprofits serving children and families.

Learn More