Horrible Crash in San Jose Severs Woman's Leg

Monday, Aug 30, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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Horrible Crash in San Jose Severs Woman's Leg

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 An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with a crash on  U.S. Highway 101 in San Jose early Sunday morning that left three people  seriously injured.

The crash occurred at about 3:15 a.m. on the shoulder of  northbound Highway 101 just north of Metcalf Road.

The occupants of two cars, a Mitsubishi and a Toyota, were on the  shoulder tending to a flat tire on the Toyota when the teenager, driving a  Mercedes, veered off the roadway and crashed into the rear of the Mitsubishi.

The impact pushed the Mitsubishi forward into the Toyota, severing  the leg of a 23-year-old San Jose woman who was standing between the two  cars.

The driver of the Toyota, a 23-year-old Morgan Hill man, suffered  major head injuries.

Both were transported to San Jose Regional Medical Center.

The driver of the Mitsubishi, a 29-year-old Milpitas man who had  stopped to assist with the flat tire, suffered major head injuries and  internal bleeding and was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

The driver of the Mercedes, identified as Eric Nun, of San Jose,  was treated at Valley Medical Center for a fractured ankle and other moderate  injuries and later booked into Santa Clara County's main jail on a felony DUI  charge, according to the CHP.
 

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