One woman was seriously injured and two others suffered minor injuries in a collision Thursday afternoon.
Just after 1 pm, Mountain View officers responded to reports of a three-car collision on El Camino Real and The Americana. When we arrived, we saw two cars, a Toyota Highlander and a red four-door sedan, had collided and sustained significant damage. A third vehicle, a Toyota minivan, sustained moderate damage. Mountain View firefighters also responded to the crash and rendered aid to three people involved in the crash.
All three were transported to area hospitals for treatment. The woman, who we are not identifying, suffered significant injuries, and two others suffered minor injuries.
Initially, officers immediately closed eastbound El Camino Real between Highway 85 and The Americana as well as the onramps from north and southbound Highway 85 to El Camino Real. Around 2:20 pm, one lane of eastbound El Camino Real opened. However, our traffic investigation team has responded to document the crash, and we believe drivers can expect ongoing traffic delays into the commute hour. The cause of the crash is under investigation, though preliminary reports suggest it may be DUI-related.
We will update you when all lanes are open and the scene is clear.
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