News


Fire district vehicle involved in car crash

A Menlo Park Fire Protection District vehicle was involved in a crash in East Palo Alto Friday afternoon, a police dispatcher said.

When a ladder truck was turning right, a car struck the rear wheel and tire, causing only minor damage to the truck, but pulling it out of service, Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said.

The incident occurred around 2:45 p.m. near University Avenue and Bell Street, the East Palo Alto police dispatcher said.

No injuries were reported in the crash, according to the dispatcher.

Given that the fire truck weighs close to 65,000 pounds, "it's hard to stop on a dime. … Sometimes there's more than one piece of equipment coming," Schapelhouman added. "The driver assumed that the truck had passed, but it was turning right. It's not like a sports car."

With more people on the road, it's important to pay attention, Schapelhouman said.

-- Palo Alto Weekly staff

— Bay City News Service

Comments

There are no comments yet. Please share yours below.

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.

Email:


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 2,872 views

WUE makes out-of-state tuition more affordable
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 2,758 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 14 comments | 2,341 views

Charter School Proposal Steeped In Unintended Consequences
By Erin Glanville | 38 comments | 1,602 views

Measure M-- I am not drinking Greenheart’s expensive potion
By Martin Lamarque | 7 comments | 313 views