Rain, speed lead to accidents

Light rain may have been a contributing factor in two accidents that occurred near Interstate Highway 280 on Tuesday, with heavy vehicles losing control at two Peninsula locations.

At approximately 3:30 p.m., a woman merging off of Canada Road onto northbound Highway 280 rolled her champagne-colored GMC Suburban off the road.

“They were going too fast for the road conditions,” said California Highway Patrol Officer Grace Castillo.

Officers at the scene said the woman was traveling at about 30 to 35 mph on the rain-slicked onramp.The driver — who had been riding alone in the vehicle — was taken to Stanford Medical Center complaining of pain, but Castillo said there were no serious injuries because the driver had been wearing a seat belt.

The onramp was closed briefly to allow a tow truck to move the Suburban, but traffic resumed normally once it was clear.

No other vehicles were damaged in the accident.

Almost four hours earlier, Jim Loftus, driving a dark-blue 1991 Chevrolet Mustang was not quite as lucky, receiving hand and knee injuries and “a faceful of airbag,” after colliding head-on with an out-of-control Goodwill van on traveling state Route 92.

The driver of the van — who had been heading west toward Half Moon Bay — lost control of the vehicle and slammed into the Mustang as it headed east.

Traffic was backed up in both directions as crews worked to remove the wreckage of the Mustang and clear the two-lane road at the site of the impact.

Although he also complained of pain, the driver of the Mustang was able to walk following the accident.

jgoldman@examiner.com

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