Man injured in fiery single-vehicle wreck on Sand Hill Road in Menlo Park, California

Modified Date: 
Thu, 04/20/2017 - 10:18am
Accident Date: 
Sunday, April 16, 2017

Man Severely Injured When Vehicle Slams Into Tree, Catches Fire In Menlo Park

Firefighters responded to 2450 Sand Hill Road at 4:30 a.m. on reports of a vehicle that struck a tree and caught fire, with a victim trapped inside.

Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said firefighters located the vehicle and victim just east of the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, and quickly worked to extinguish the fire and rescue the victim.

Schapelhouman said the victim, a man in his 20s, suffered from severe burns and extensive trauma as a result of the crash, and had to be extricated using the “Jaws of Life” cutters and spreaders.

Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Sand Hill Road

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