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


Subject :

Vehicle Accident at Stanford Shopping Center
Contact : Chris Woodard, Battalion Chief, Fire Department    (650) 329-2615
Palo Alto – On Sunday, January 16, at 2:33 p.m., the Palo Alto Fire Department responded to a reported person trapped between two cars. A Rescue response was started with E1, E6, R2, T6 and Battalion 6.

T6 arrived and found an elderly male trapped between two vehicles. He was passing between the parked cars when a third car struck the car on his left, trapping him against the one on his right. He became trapped at his knees and sustained non-life threatening injuries. T6 and R2 crews used air bags to move the car and free him. He was transport to Stanford University Hospital for evaluation.

The two parked vehicle sustained minor to moderate damage while the vehicle that struck the parked car sustained major front end damage. There were no injuries reported by fire personnel.