Woman injured in solo Highway 17 crash

Woman injured in solo Highway 17 crash

There are 45 comments on the Santa Cruz Sentinel story from Nov 10, 2009, titled Woman injured in solo Highway 17 crash. In it, Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that:

A county woman suffered major injuries early Tuesday when her Lexus sedan traveled off Highway 17 and collided with a tree near Granite Creek Road.

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Scotts Valley Daddy

Mill Valley, CA

#1 Nov 10, 2009
i tried to help... i hope she's ok.
wait and see

Sunnyvale, CA

#3 Nov 10, 2009
Dr barf - uncalled for. Could be many reasons, medical, mechanical, who knows.
wow that is harsh

San Jose, CA

#5 Nov 10, 2009
Wonder of she has ever helped you when you've been sick or injured?
Why

Santa Cruz, CA

#6 Nov 10, 2009
The CHP had requested an air ambulance, but a decision was made to take her to Dominican Hospital, Jackson said.

"It was unclear why that decision was made, she said, and Dominican Hospital officials promised a reply later Tuesday."

Why does the Senile (or any of us) need to know why this poor woman wasn't transported via helicopter? I'm sure the decision was based upon medical necessity and us lay people don't need to know their reasoning.
wow that is harsh

San Jose, CA

#7 Nov 10, 2009
-or if she has helped any of your loved ones, assuming you have any, or if she has ever helped anyone ever that has any positive impact on your life whatsoever. YOU ARE JUST PLAIN MEAN.
Keanu

United States

#8 Nov 10, 2009
What? She turned down life flight? Remember people; you have that option. The have flown people over the hill for less
Scotts Valley Daddy

Mill Valley, CA

#10 Nov 10, 2009
i was right behind her and i was the one who called 911. she looked pretty bad to me. i really hope she's ok. poor dog. was all scared. she was bleeding bad :(

she was dressed in scrubbs...
Scotts Valley Daddy

Mill Valley, CA

#14 Nov 10, 2009
I really don't think she was on the phone. she was going speed limit, we had just merged into 17. and the dog was on the back seat.

besides a car like that should have bluetooth. or some sort of hands free calling.

it may have been a freak accident because if i remember correctly her airbag did not deploy.
Local

Pacifica, CA

#16 Nov 10, 2009
I would absolutely die if I injured my dog in an accident! I'm glad they are both being treated, and are still alive.

I wish them BOTH a great recovery.

STOP blaming the woman you a-s-s - holes! Find something better to do.
Local

Pacifica, CA

#17 Nov 10, 2009
Keep our roads safe wrote:
Doctors are not exempt from making poor choices-cell phone, loose dog in the car, drugs, alcohol, trying to multi-task instead concentrating on driving. Thank goodness she did not hurt anyone.
Really? Were you there? Did you witness the accident? HOW DO YOU KNOW SHE WAS ON THE PHONE?!

Stop jumping to conclusions people. It makes you look bad.
xxxx

San Francisco, CA

#18 Nov 10, 2009
thanks for doing the right thing SV Daddy....witnessing a bad car accident takes a while to get over and process. It makes us realize how fragile life is and how quickly things can change in our lives. I am sure the woman appreciates your concern and actions to help her!!
TomT

Vallejo, CA

#19 Nov 10, 2009
A local doctor gets hurt in an accident with major injuries, but doesn't get a medi-vac, but some gangster or scum with minor injuries do... what's up with that? Something is very wrong here....
SCGuy

Santa Cruz, CA

#21 Nov 10, 2009
Anyone know who the doctor is? The description sounds like the doctor who delivered my kid!
Scotts Valley Daddy

Mill Valley, CA

#24 Nov 10, 2009
"witness"

i was about two cars behind her i was going about 60 to 65 mph since i had just merged into the high way. when it happened.

that is exactly what i hold the Highway patrol officer along with all my contact information.

i really pay attention to my surroundings... sorry for being attentive NOT!
Pontificant

Berkeley, CA

#30 Nov 10, 2009
Are you the police person of the world? Enough with the preachy, sanctimonious, self-righteous commentary. Just mind your own business--people are capable of knowing the correct behavior on the road and if they chose to engage in risky behavior, there's not much you or I can do about it. Capisce? But, then again, we have no reliable information regarding this accident other than poseurs, who claim to have seen everything. Get well, Doc.
becareful wrote:
slow down, don't talk on the phone and do not tailgate.
Local

Pacifica, CA

#31 Nov 10, 2009
Keep our roads safe wrote:
<quoted text>
No one accused her of being on the phone...She is not exempt from the list. So stop jumping to conclusions. Just because someone is a doctor (medical or other) it does not define them as being free of error. I am glad she did not hurt anyone!
Actually, jacka-s-s, several people SPECULATED that she WAS on the phone, thus jumping to conclusions. I did not jump to any conclusions. Try reading.
gdp

Santa Barbara, CA

#32 Nov 10, 2009
my neighbor on Woodrow was knocked unconscious by a driver, as he stood in the bicycle lane next to the door of his parked car. He was transported by the helicopter to San Jose and this cost entirely wiped out his business because he didn't carry health insurance as a carpenter. It added up to something like $80,000
slightly salty

San Francisco, CA

#33 Nov 10, 2009
sounds like maybe the sun hit her windshield at a bad angle and she couldn't see, hence the wipers and fluid... we've all had moments like that. just speculation of course. i really hope she makes it.
at my job

Mountain View, CA

#35 Nov 10, 2009
Scotts Valley Daddy wrote:
it may have been a freak accident because if i remember correctly her airbag did not deploy.
I work where the car went off the road. The air bag did go off from what I saw. She had just been taken away in the ambulance when I arrived.
For the rest of you not understanding why they didn't take her via helicoptor, the police on site said the plan was to take her over the hill via helicoptor. Obviously it was way to serious or she may have denied it.
Underpaid Teacher

San Jose, CA

#36 Nov 10, 2009
.....'we' lay people.

You're welcome.
Why wrote:
The CHP had requested an air ambulance, but a decision was made to take her to Dominican Hospital, Jackson said.
"It was unclear why that decision was made, she said, and Dominican Hospital officials promised a reply later Tuesday."
Why does the Senile (or any of us) need to know why this poor woman wasn't transported via helicopter? I'm sure the decision was based upon medical necessity and us lay people don't need to know their reasoning.

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