3 hospitalized after 7 vehicle crash on I-280 in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- Three people have been hospitalized after a seven-vehicle on northbound I-280 freeway near Hwy 87 in San Jose, firefighters said. Firefighters said the rain was a factor in the crash.

Two people were trapped in separate vehicles. One patient inside a small dark-colored sedan was extricated using the Jaws of Life. A tow on a fire engine was used to pull away a white pickup truck that had pinned the dark-colored sedan into the center median.

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Another victim was removed from her truck after her door was jammed; she transported to the hospital. Another patient who was self-extricated was also transported from the scene with unknown injuries.

Other vehicles were seen in the right side lane of the freeway with front end damage after running over debris and being involved in a separate crash. Traffic was backed up all the way down to McLaughlin Avenue.

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