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Driver injured in solo-car crash on Hwy. 101 in Mountain View

The California Highway Patrol issued a traffic alert following a solo-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View on Monday morning, Nov. 15.

A sedan was involved in a solo-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View on Nov. 15, 2021. Courtesy Palo Alto Fire Department Instagram.

The wreck, reported shortly after 8 a.m. on southbound 101 near Rengstorff Avenue, was blocking the two right lanes of the freeway.

A sedan ended up on its roof on the shoulder of the roadway, according to the CHP. The driver needed to be extricated, and was taken to a local trauma center in stable condition, according to a post on the Palo Alto Fire Department's Instagram page.

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Driver injured in solo-car crash on Hwy. 101 in Mountain View

by / Mountain View Voice

Uploaded: Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 9:14 am
Updated: Mon, Nov 15, 2021, 5:03 pm

The California Highway Patrol issued a traffic alert following a solo-car crash on U.S. Highway 101 in Mountain View on Monday morning, Nov. 15.

The wreck, reported shortly after 8 a.m. on southbound 101 near Rengstorff Avenue, was blocking the two right lanes of the freeway.

A sedan ended up on its roof on the shoulder of the roadway, according to the CHP. The driver needed to be extricated, and was taken to a local trauma center in stable condition, according to a post on the Palo Alto Fire Department's Instagram page.

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Steven Nelson
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Cuesta Park
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:45 pm
Steven Nelson, Cuesta Park
Registered user
on Nov 16, 2021 at 2:45 pm

Thanks to mandatory (goverment imposed) seatbelts and mandatory (US DOT imposed) car crash minimum safety engineering specifications (with testing)
- that Really Mangled car was survivable. Good structural engineers on the car's design team! (hooray for them)

Now - (goverment imposed) safety on US 101 (a federal highway). In a back Texas hill country highway - does the Gov. there prevent seatbelt checks as an infringement of freedom? But on Texas US Highways it is enforced? (just wondering)


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