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Major El Camino traffic accident: Reason for a traffic study at Watkins and El Camino?
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by Martin Engel, Menlo Park: Park Forest,
on Jul 14, 2007
All the details and correcct facts are not yet in hand. There was a major two vehicle collision at Watkins and El Camino this morning at around 9 or 9:30. I was told that were no fatalities but there was serious injury. El Camino was closed off from around 9:30 until about 2:00pm. There was traffic grid-lock the entire length of Menlo Park.
City staff have indicated the absence of accidents at that intersection as a reason for not insisting on a traffic study to be conducted by the developer of the intended medical/dental project at 1907 El Camino, at that intersection.
With this accident, I would suggest that without a traffic study, this project's builders and the city will be guilty of willful negligence if the next crash at that intersection is as serious or worse.