Friday, December 26, 2014

Highway 1 is alway busy and dangerous, Half Moon Bay

In Pacifica, Highway 1 widening (1.3 miles) will be a welcome safety improvement, except from NIMBY anti-progress spinners of course.

CBS San Francisco Bay Area, 5 KPIX, 12/24/14. "3 hurt when postal service truck crashes with vehicle on Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay."
Crash closes roadway
Mail truck collided with a Subaru automobile
"HALF MOON BAY (CBS SF) — Three people were hospitalized after a U.S. Postal Service truck collided with another vehicle on state Highway 1 near Half Moon Bay late Wednesday morning (12/24/14), a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The crash was reported shortly before 11:40 a.m. on Highway 1 near Medio Avenue just north of Half Moon Bay, according to the CHP.

A USPS truck was traveling south on the highway and somehow collided with a dark gray Subaru traveling north, CHP Officer Amelia Jack said.
The male driver in the postal truck and a male and female in the Subaru were all taken by medical helicopter to Stanford Hospital to be treated for major injuries, including a head wound to the postal worker, Jack said. The postal truck came to rest blocking the highway in both directions, Jack said. The vehicles were eventually cleared from the roadway and all lanes were reopened at about 1:10 p.m., according to the CHP." .CBS SF Bay Area, KPIX 5.

RelatedHalf Moon Bay Review, 12/24/14. .... "The crash was categorized as a “major injury” accident and involved an overturned vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol log of the incident. There was a U.S. Postal Service van on its side and authorities had called for a postal inspector to visit the scene."  Note:  photograph of accident by Mark Foyer from this article.

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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