A crash involving three vehicles snarled traffic on Page Mill Road Monday afternoon and sent one driver to the hospital, fire officials said.
The collision occurred at Page Mill and Hanover Street at about 12:42 p.m. A black Lexus SUV heading eastbound on Page Mill collided with a green Hyundai sedan that was in the left-turn lane at Hanover on westbound Page Mill, Battalion Chief Chris Woodard said. Witnesses said one of the vehicles might have run a red light, though it was unclear which vehicle was at fault.
A black Chevrolet Silverado hit the back of the Hyundai and the Hyundai became pinned between the traffic signal and the Silverado. Firefighters had to use the "Jaws of Life" to extricate the driver of the Hyundai, a man approximately 65 to 70 years old, Woodard said. The man was taken to Stanford Hospital with what appeared to be moderate injuries, according to Woodard.
The other two drivers did not need medical attention and there were no passengers in any of the vehicles, Woodard said. A Palo Alto police officer was also taken to the hospital when glass got in his eye, Woodard said. The officer was one of the first responders on the scene and attempted to help the trapped driver, he said.