3 Hospitalized in Head-On Crash in Mountain View - NBC 7 San Diego

3 Hospitalized in Head-On Crash in Mountain View

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    3 Hospitalized in Head-On Crash in Mountain View

    NBC 7's Dave Summers reports from the scene of the crash on Imperial Avenue at 45th Street. (Published Thursday, May 3, 2018)

    An SUV came feet away from barreling into a Mountain View home after it collided with another car in a busy intersection Thursday night.

    The crash happened at the intersection of Imperial Avenue and 45th Street at around 7:20 p.m., just after dark.

    Witnesses say the SUV collided head-on with a Toyota Carolla

    People that live near the intersection say it can be difficult to negotiate and scenes like the one there on Thursday night aren’t uncommon.

    "It was a little bit of brakes and a big bang. It was scary,” witness Sergio Alvarez said. “It's not the first time I heard it here on this corner. I have heard it several times before.”

    Police still aren’t certain what caused the crash and could not confirm if high speed was a factor. The posted speed limit is 35 mph.

    Both vehicles were left mangled

    The driver of the SUV was taken to a hospital by ambulance, as was a passenger and two female passengers in the Corolla.

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