SAN JOSE -- A young man from San Jose was critically injured in a single-car crash on a winding rural road Friday afternoon, and officials said he is not expected to survive.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a green 1996 Acura Integra was traveling north on San Felipe Road about two miles south of the southernmost residential street in Evergreen Valley when the driver struck a power pole at about 12:50 p.m.
"We think the vehicle was going too fast into a right bend," said CHP Officer D.J. Sarabia. "The driver lost control and broadsided the pole, and as the pole was falling down, it caused the car to roll onto its roof."
The driver suffered major injuries that are not considered life-threatening, Sarabia said, while the passenger seat in the front seat was in grave condition.
Two passengers in the rear seats walked away with complaints of pain, Sarabia said.
All of the people in the car were from San Jose, 18 to 20 years old, Sarabia said.
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