Dramatic movies present chain-reaction crashes on Freeway 101 following deadly wrong-way driver collision in Palo Alto


PALO ALTO — A wrong-way driver was killed early Saturday morning on Freeway 101 in Palo Alto after colliding head-on with one other automotive.

Witnesses described a scene of chaos.

Kevin Cunningham’s dashcam captured footage of the driving force headed south in northbound lanes of Freeway 101 close to College Avenue round 2 am Sunday.

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“What was going by means of my thoughts is one thing I can not say on this interview, it freaked us out,” mentioned Cunningham.

However seconds later, the CHP says that wrong-way driver collided head-on with a white Mercedes, injuring the driving force.

The unsuitable manner car then caught hearth, and its unidentified driver was killed.

Minutes later, there was chaos in southbound lanes as some drivers slowed to see the crash. What occurred subsequent was caught on digital camera.

The CHP says a series response pileup adopted. Passengers using in a Honda had been injured once they acquired out of their automotive on the freeway, solely to be struck by an oncoming car.

“The automotive that hit them was pushed by a solo driver who was arrested, suspected of DUI,” mentioned CHP Officer Dave Morey.

The CHP says 5 individuals had been taken to the hospital, one among which was listed in crucial situation at Stanford Medical Heart as of late Sunday.

The CHP says it is unclear how lengthy the wrong-way driver was touring on Freeway 101 earlier than the crash, or why.

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