UPDATED: Head-on Highway 1 Crash Sends Three to Hospital

By Bay City News Service: 

Three people were hospitalized following a crash that briefly shut down state Highway 1 in coastal San Mateo County Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.

 The two-car crash involving a PT Cruiser and Toyota Tercel was reported at about 6:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 1 just north of Pomponio State Beach near San Gregorio, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.

 A 23-year-old Pleasanton woman driving the PT Cruiser was driving south and pulled to the right shoulder to make a U-turn and head back north, but pulled into the roadway in front of the southbound Toyota, which broadsided the car, Montiel said.

 A passenger in the Toyota was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to Montiel.

 He said the drivers of both cars were also hospitalized.

The Toyota driver, a 42-year-old Moss Beach man, had moderate injuries while the PT Cruiser driver had minor injuries.

 The crash prompted the closure of state Highway 1 for about 45 minutes, Montiel said.

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Senor Gigante March 04, 2014 at 03:00 PM
After being in an horrific accident on Hwy 1 on that outdated stretch of road between Fairway Park and Seabowl my heart and prayers go out to these poor people. Life can change in a fraction of a second. Let's get that stretch of road upgraded and safer ASAP! Before another tragic accident ensues. I am still recovering and it was over a month ago. Spent 5 days in SF General Trauma Ctr.


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