A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park Wednesday, Nov. 20, around 7:30 a.m.
Police said a preliminary investigation shows that a 2002 Toyota, driven east on University by the Palo Alto woman, jumped the median into oncoming traffic in the westbound lane. The car then hit a 2013 Mercedes, driven by a 60-year-old Union City woman, head-on.
The drivers were taken to Stanford Hospital for treatment, police said. The Palo Alto resident remains in critical condition; the other woman sustained serious injuries that are not thought to be life-threatening.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be a factor, according to the police.
Lanes on University were shut down for hours following the crash.
The collision remains under investigation. Police ask that anyone information about the incident call 330-6300.
The crash is the second resulting in major injuries this week on Bayfront Expressway near the Dumbarton Bridge. On Monday, Nov. 18, a 33-year-old bicyclist was taken to the hospital with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle at Bayfront and Marsh Road.
Police shut down Bayfront's westbound lanes approaching Marsh at around 8:54 a.m. and did not reopen them until 2:24 p.m.