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Menlo Park: SUV shears off utility pole; part of Santa Cruz Avenue closed

 

A section of Santa Cruz Avenue in the vicinity of Hillview Middle School was closed Wednesday morning (July 13) for repairs to a utility pole that was sheared off when a 1987 Land Rover collided with it around 3 a.m., Menlo Park police said.

A PG&E crew in the 1600-1700 block of Santa Cruz Avenue closed traffic between Elder Avenue and Olive Street to do the repairs, police said.

At 2:02 p.m., police announced that the road was reopened.

It was a solo vehicle accident at the intersection of Santa Cruz Avenue and Elder Avenue and the man who drove the Land Rover received minor injuries, according to police.

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Posted by resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 13, 2016 at 9:46 am

Any information on what happened? Two cars collided? Car vs pedestrian?


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Posted by marie
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Weekend Acres
on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:03 am

See what happens when you move the street light and walkway up a couple blocks to the corner of the school? It was only a matter of time before there was an car accident on the corner of Hillview Elementary School. Just Surprised it hasn't happened sooner. Why did they move that traffic light and pedestrian walk way up a couple blocks anyway. It was fine in front of the church where it has been for ages.


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Posted by whatever
a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on Jul 13, 2016 at 10:42 am

Marie
You seem a bit confused. The traffic light in front of St Rays is still there. And the new signal at Elder has been a godsend.


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Posted by Hilarious
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:35 pm

Did any of the commenters actually read the article?!

I don't think this was car vs. pedestrian... at 3AM. Seriously...


Editor's note: Some comments were posted before we reported that it was a solo-vehicle accident with an SUV striking and shearing off a utility pole, according to police.


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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Jul 13, 2016 at 3:49 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

Thanks editor.


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