Town Square

Post a New Topic

Car crashes into Mitchell Park Library on Wednesday

Original post made on Jan 19, 2023

A vehicle crashed into the Mitchell Park Library in Palo Alto on Wednesday, causing minor injuries to the driver and passenger and minimal damage to the building, according to the Fire Department.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, January 19, 2023, 9:57 AM

Comments (4)

Posted by Manuela
a resident of Esther Clark Park
on Jan 19, 2023 at 11:07 am

Manuela is a registered user.

Is the library able to be open?

Posted by Green Gables
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Jan 19, 2023 at 12:10 pm

Green Gables is a registered user.

The article does not say how old the driver is. I'm guessing a person who is 70s, 80s, 90s should have the driver's license removed.

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jan 19, 2023 at 5:10 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

The library is a "safe route to school" with many students using the front of the library as a bike highway (often to the consternation of elderly library patrons) as well as an after school hangout. This was prime time for kids to be about.

I think it is a given that we are very lucky that nobody was hurt in this. Pleased that the driver and occupant were not seriously hurt. Pleased that they didn't hurt anyone else.

Posted by Mondoman
a resident of Green Acres
on Jan 19, 2023 at 8:08 pm

Mondoman is a registered user.

@Green Gables
I could guess someone in their mid-20s texting with equal likelihood of being correct :) Down with ageism, up with facts

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Sorry, but further commenting on this topic has been closed.

Stay informed.

Get the day's top headlines from Palo Alto Online sent to your inbox in the Express newsletter.

Burning just one "old style" light bulb can cost $150 or more per year
By Sherry Listgarten | 12 comments | 3,073 views

Banning the public from PA City Hall
By Diana Diamond | 27 comments | 2,225 views

Pacifica’s first brewery closes its doors
By The Peninsula Foodist | 0 comments | 1,961 views

Holiday Fun in San Francisco- Take the Walking Tour for An Evening of Sparkle!
By Laura Stec | 8 comments | 1,641 views

Premiere! “I Do I Don’t: How to build a better marriage” – Here, a page/weekday
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,477 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 30 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away almost $10 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.