traffic accident in downtown Menlo Park

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The Menlo Park Police Department has closed Santa Cruz Avenue in the eastbound direction in downtown Menlo Park, following a traffic incident where a car jumped the sidewalk in the direction of Walgreen’s drug store. MPPD issued this statement:

“Today (10/17/2013) at 2:17 pm, Menlo Park Police Officers responded to the 600 block of Santa Cruz Avenue on a call that a vehicle jumped a curb and pinned two juveniles against the wall in front of Walgreens. [The two children attend Oak Knoll School, according to Principal David Ackerman. One brother suffered a broken arm; the other has more compliated injuries.]

“Officers found two 6-year-old juveniles suffering from injuries. They were transported to Stanford Hospital, one with non-life threatening injuries and the other with critical, possible life-threatening injuries.

“Preliminary investigation does not show that the driver, a 90-year-old male, was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The case is under investigation, and the eastbound lane of traffic on Santa Cruz Avenue will be closed in the 600 block due to the investigation.

“Please contact the Menlo Park Police Department at (650) 330-6300 if you witnessed or have information on this accident.”

Photo by Laura Hamilton

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