Driver suffers major injuries in crash near Woodside


A person was trapped inside a vehicle that went over an embankment Saturday evening in unincorporated San Mateo County, according to preliminary information from the California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported at 5:21 p.m. on westbound state Highway 84 just west of state Highway 35 near Woodside.

A Life Flight helicopter was scrambled and the person was taken to Stanford Hospital with major injuries, CHP Officer William Ogilvie said.

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Posted by Angela Hey
a resident of Portola Valley: Brookside Park
on Oct 1, 2016 at 10:56 pm

How can Woodside Road/84 be made safer. Speed is a problem. Should there be traffic calming measures like Speed Humps, Speed Cameras, more police to catch speeders.

Do we need better crash barriers on the corners to stop cars and motorbikes rolling off the road?

Are there enough reflectors and painted marks on the road?

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Posted by resident
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm

The speed limit on that road is too high for for speed humps. Crash barriers may just encourage more speeding. Narrowing the lanes with rumble strips (where there is enough space for a designated bike lane on the outside of the rumble strip) may help.

What type of "speed cameras" do you mean?

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Posted by Keith
a resident of Woodside: Kings Mountain/Skyline
on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:25 am

Darwinian - if they speed and do not pay attention, be responsible drivers, then nature takes its course. Personal accountability. There are many who drive and ride these roads every day for years in all kinds of weather who never have a problem.

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Posted by Menlo Voter.
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 2, 2016 at 8:47 am

Menlo Voter. is a registered user.


if they were just killing themselves it wouldn't be a problem. They often take others with them. That's a problem.

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Posted by SteveC
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:18 pm

SteveC is a registered user.

excuse me, this accident did not happen on Woodside Rd.

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Posted by KimL
a resident of Woodside: other
on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:33 pm

I believe only one person said Woodside Rd but in the same breath they also said 84, which encompasses La Honda and Woodside. In any case, the article correctly states westbound State Highway 84. Let's just hope the driver is ok.

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