Town Square

Post a New Topic

Woman dies, 3 police officers sent to hospital after exposure to mysterious chemical odor

Original post made on May 9, 2023

A woman in her 50s died and three police officers were hospitalized after they were exposed to an unknown chemical substance on Friday.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 9, 2023, 9:02 AM

Comments (1)

Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on May 9, 2023 at 2:28 pm

Bystander is a registered user.

It must be assumed that she drove to the Shell station. That makes this very worrying as whatever caused her distress, if she was driving at the time then she was putting all road users in jeopardy. Thankfully she was able to pull into the gas station, but if there was nowhere to pull in it just isn't worth thinking about.

Sorry to hear about her death, and it is good to hear that the police officers are unhurt. I think we were all lucky in this instance.

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.

Analysis/paralysis: The infamous ‘Palo Alto Process’ must go
By Diana Diamond | 6 comments | 2,289 views

Common Ground
By Sherry Listgarten | 3 comments | 1,832 views

The Time and Cost Savings of Avoiding a Long Commute
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 1,632 views

Planting a Fall Garden?
By Laura Stec | 5 comments | 1,102 views


Sign-up now for 5K Run/Walk, 10k Run, Half Marathon

The 39th annual Moonlight Run and Walk is Friday evening, September 29. Join us under the light of the full Harvest Moon on a 5K walk, 5K run, 10K run or half marathon. Complete your race in person or virtually. Proceeds from the race go to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund, benefiting local nonprofits that serve families and children in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.