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Wrong-Way Volkswagen Driver Causes Three-Way Crash in San Jose: CHP

A wrong-way driver in a silver Volkswagen in San Jose allegedly struck a red Chevy head-on early Wednesday morning, causing a three-way car crash that shut down part of the highway.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Ben Grasmuk said the driver of the Volkswagen, who was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, suffered a major injury to her ankle and was taken to the hospital. The driver of the Chevy suffered unknown major injuries, Grasmuk said.

And a BMW driver, who ended up rear-ending the Volkswagen on southbound Highway 280 at Bird Avenue, complained of some pain but did not go to the hospital, Grasmuk said.

The accident was reported just before 4 a.m. A Sig-Alert was issued shortly afterward. All lanes reopened about 5:30 a.m.

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