Jaws of Life used after driver crashes on 101

Emergency workers had to use the Jaws of Life Wednesday night to extract a 30-year-old man from his vehicle when in crashed off U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto, fire officials said.

Emergency units from Palo Alto and Mountain View fire departments responded to the crash on Highway 101 near East Bayshore Road just before 8 p.m., according to the Palo Alto Fire Department. A sport utility vehicle traveling north on Highway 101 had rolled over through an embankment and landed upside down on East Bayshore Road, trapping the driver under the vehicle's dashboard.

The victim, who fire officials reported was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, was extracted with the Jaws of Life and taken to Stanford Hospital.

Officials did not have an update on the driver's condition as of Thursday morning, and the crash remains under investigation.


Posted by USA, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 2, 2009 at 3:57 pm

USA is a registered user.

"...was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash"
"Officials did not have an update on the driver's condition"

His condition has been upgraded from moron to idiot.

Posted by Old Ben, a resident of Shoreline West
on Jul 2, 2009 at 8:59 pm

The idiot had to be speeding, probably yakking on a cell phone. Lucky he didn't hurt anybody else.

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