News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


Subject :

Early Morning Fatality Motor Vehicle Accident on Highway 280
Contact : Ken Green, Acting Battalion Chief, Fire Department    (650) 329-2615
At 12:56 a.m. Palo Alto Fire, EMS and Rescue units were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on Highway 280. The first arriving unit reported a two vehicle accident with trapped occupants on Southbound 280 at Page Mill Rd. 

Fire crews from Palo Alto and Woodside used extrication equipment to remove both accident victims from their respective vehicles. Both patients were transported to Stanford Hospital by Palo Alto and Santa Clara County Paramedic units. One patient passed away at the emergency room. The second patient sustained life threatening injuries.

The response consisted of Palo Alto Fire Engine 62, Engine 66, Truck 66, Medic 62, Medic 61 and Battalion 66. Woodside Fire units on scene were Engine 8 and Rescue 7.

 CHP personnel reported the accident resulted from one of the cars traveling North in the Southbound lanes. Other details of the accident remain under CHP investigation.