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Woman Crashed Subaru Into San Jose Middle School, Police Say

Written by Joel UmanzorPublished Jul. 20, 2023 • 6:03pm
San Francisco police and firefighters responded Thursday to a fatal collision involving a pedestrian and a Muni bus near Van Ness Avenue and O'Farrell Street.
The driver allegedly smashed her car into a pool chemical storage area and had to be rescued from the fiery vehicle. | Source: Adobe Stock

A woman crashed her car into a San Jose middle school Thursday morning, igniting it close to where hazardous pool chemicals were stored, according to police.

Officers responded around 8:35 a.m. to Ohlone Middle School at North Second and East Hedding streets where they say a woman smashed her Subaru into the school's pool chemical storage area and had to be rescued from the fiery vehicle, a San Jose police spokesperson confirmed.

San Jose firefighters also arrived at the scene and helped put out the fire while a hazmat unit secured the chemicals, authorities added.

The woman was taken to a local hospital in an unknown condition, according to police.

Although the cause of the crash is still under investigation, police say the woman is cooperating with authorities.

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