Sunnyvale Multi-Car Crash Leaves Two Injured, One Dead

Posted By Craig McClellan || Jan 14, 2011

A multi- car accident on Wednesday morning in Sunnyvale, California, left two injured and one dead. According to California Highway Patrol (CHP), police arrested one of the drivers for drinking and driving. He had been driving a BMW that initially crashed into a wall on a transition ramp.

This car accident actually caused secondary accidents. After crashing into the wall, the BMW continued to move across the highway and eventually came to a stop partially on the median and partially in the left lane. Some point after that, another vehicle crashed into the BMW. After that crash, another car crashed into those vehicles.

The drivers of the other two cars were both brought to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. There is no information as to how seriously they were hurt. The other man who was killed in the crash was not in one of the vehicles.

The man who was killed had been driving by and saw the BMW in the median. After he crossed the highway lanes to lend a hand, he was struck by one of the vehicles in the secondary accident and killed at the accident scene.

The highway was closed for several hours as the CHP cleared the crash and tried to determine what had happened. Thus far the CHP believes that the other two drivers were following traffic laws when the accident occurred.

At this point, the driver of the BMW has been released from jail until his court appearance. Though charges have not yet been filed and it could be some time before that occurs, it is likely that the BMW driver will be facing several different charges.

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