Fatal and Major-Injury Crashes on Highway 17 in Los Gatos
LOS GATOS, CA (February 14, 2019) – One person was killed and two others were badly injured following two separate crashes Thursday afternoon on Highway 17 near Redwood Estates.
The initial crash was reported at 2:36 p.m. involving a gray Toyota Highlander that had overturned onto its roof. The driver was found unconscious inside the car and was rushed to a hospital with major injuries.
The second incident happened an hour later involving a tree that fell into a car. The impact knocked the driver unconscious, causing his vehicle to crash into multiple vehicles. The driver suffered major injuries and was taken to a hospital in an unknown condition. His male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.
The collisions blocked all northbound lanes of Highway 17.
No identifying information is being released at this time. Further investigation of these incidents is underway.
During this moment of grief, we would like to extend our sincere sympathies and thoughts of courage and comfort to the family and friends of the deceased. We wish the injured parties a swift and steady recovery.
If you have lost a loved due to a traffic collision in which negligence was a factor, the responsible party should be held liable. At The Sweet Law Group, we help accident victims and bereaved families fight for their rights. Our experienced lawyers will help you get both justice and fair compensation for your loss. Call our offices at (800) 203-3061 to speak with a wrongful death lawyer today. The consultation is free.