Accident on Highway 17

A Santa Cruz Metro bus was involved in a multi-vehicle collision that left four people injured on Friday morning on Highway 17. At approximately 7:15 a.m., one of Metro's Highway 17 Express buses had an accident on northbound Highway 17, near Los Gatos, according to Danielle Glagola, Metro's spokesperson. Among the 10 passengers and the driver on board, four were injured, including the driver. They were taken to a hospital in the San Jose area for medical attention. Glagola indicated that she was unaware of the conditions of the injured but mentioned that the injuries "appear to be minor." The other seven passengers on the bus remained at the scene of the accident, where they were picked up by another Metro bus to continue their journey to Diridon Station in San Jose. This quick transfer allowed the passengers to reach their destination without major inconvenience, though with some delay. Glagola mentioned that the cause of the accident is still unknown and that the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is investigating the incident. So far, CHP has not responded to a request for comments on the accident, leaving several questions unanswered about how the incident occurred. A report from Mercury News provided additional details, indicating that the bus had collided with stopped traffic on its way to San Jose and could not stop in time, causing the collision with six other vehicles. The report also mentioned that the bus was towed from the accident scene and that the remaining passengers were picked up at 11:26 a.m., ensuring their safe transfer to their final destination. This accident highlights the importance of always maintaining a safe distance and staying alert to traffic, especially on busy roads like Highway 17. The community continues to await more information about the cause of the accident and the measures that will be taken to prevent similar incidents in the future.  
Location: Los Gatos, Santa Clara County, California, United States
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