Media sources reported that the California Highway Patrol is looking for two drivers allegedly involved in a three-vehicle accident Saturday that left two others hospitalized with moderate to serious injuries.
The accident happened at around 1:40pm Saturday on northbound Highway 1, next to the State Park Drive exit. According to division chief of the Aptos-La Selva Fire Protection District Jim Dias, the events leading to the accident are not clear. A green Toyota Tercel, a Jaguar sedan and a white pickup truck were allegedly involved in the accident, but police say that they’re not sure how.
The Tercel struck a tree head-on and the driver fled on foot. California Highway Patrol Sgt. Peter Schaeffer described the driver as being around 6 feet tall and weighing about 140 lbs. He likely had a bloody nose with other facial injuries.
Firefighters were forced to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a man and woman from the Jaguar that was also involved with the accident. The man was taken to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center while the woman was taken to Dominican Hospital. Chief Dias said that their injuries were moderate to serious.
The third vehicle, possibly a white pickup truck, fled the scene.
“There’s lots of reasons why people run from an accident,” Dias said.
CHP Officials are still investigating the cause of the accident and searching for the drivers that fled.
As a car accident lawyer in San Jose, I know that sometimes people can feel trapped in a situation that, perhaps, wasn’t even their fault. Whatever the reason for their fleeing the scene, my heart goes out to the injured in this accident and I hope they have a quick recovery from this accident. If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another, contact a car accident lawyer in your area to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation.