Los Gatos Pedestrian Severely Hurt In Police Car Collision

LOS GATOS (CBS SF) – A 25-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police patrol car on state Highway 9 this morning.

Police spokesman Sgt. Kerry Harris said a motorist called police at 5:43 a.m. to report seeing a person lying on the side of the roadway west of Highway 17.

An officer responded and was using a spotlight to search for the person in the eastbound lanes while he was driving west on Highway 9, Harris said.

That is when he saw a man walk into the roadway from the north side of the street, but he could not stop his car in time, and hit the person, according to Harris.

The man was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Harris said the man, a Los Gatos resident, appeared to be intoxicated, but was conscious and communicating with staff at the hospital.

He did not know the man’s condition or the extent of his injuries.

There is no crosswalk in that area, and police have not yet determined what the man was doing in the roadway, Harris said.

Officers believe he is the same man who was reportedly lying in the roadway, as they found no one else in the area, Harris said.

Per department protocol, anytime a Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police car is involved in an injury accident, the CHP is asked to investigate the accident.

Westbound Highway 9 was closed for the investigation until shortly after 7 a.m.

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BCN58:LOS GATOS: UPDATE: MAN STRUCK BY PATROL CAR, SERIOUSLY

INJURED

  

BCN58               -PEDESTRIAN INJURED (UPDATE ON BCN40)

LOS GATOS (BCN)

A 25-year-old man was seriously injured when he was struck by a Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police patrol car on state Highway 9 this morning.

Police spokesman Sgt. Kerry Harris said a motorist called police at 5:43 a.m. to report seeing a person lying on the side of the roadway west of Highway 17.

An officer responded and was using a spotlight to search for the person in the eastbound lanes while he was driving west on Highway 9, Harris said.

That is when he saw a man walk into the roadway from the north side of the street, but he could not stop his car in time, and hit the person, according to Harris.

The man was transported to Santa Clara Valley Medical Center.

Harris said the man, a Los Gatos resident, appeared to be

intoxicated, but was conscious and communicating with staff at the hospital.

He did not know the man’s condition or the extent of his injuries.

There is no crosswalk in that area, and police have not yet

determined what the man was doing in the roadway, Harris said.

Officers believe he is the same man who was reportedly lying in the roadway, as they found no one else in the area, Harris said.

Per department protocol, anytime a Los Gatos-Monte Sereno police car is involved in an injury accident, the CHP is asked to investigate the accident.

Westbound Highway 9 was closed for the investigation until shortly after 7 a.m.

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CONTACT: Sgt. Kerry Harris (408) 354-6843

  

Comments

One Comment

  1. CJ says:

    Cops speed and play race-car-driver without their lights or sirens on all the time. I guarantee that’s what happened.

  2. PROOF REA says:

    “Severely injured TITLE but then you report he was talking to hospital staff!
    MAYBE YOU SHOULD PROOFREAD THIS CRUP FIRST!

  3. kevin says:

    So, the cop hit the uninjured man he was sent to save! Where is Mack Sennett to film these “Keystone Cops”????

  4. Mari says:

    If he was drunk he could have still been able to communicate and STILL been severly injured…

  5. Keith says:

    I heard the cop was at fault, and the whole blame it on him being drunk was the cops way of protecting each other. A good source told me so — Bungman

    1. Keith says:

      I once heard a story about this Bungman character

  6. Jake Lewis says:

    I believe the LGPD made a huge mistake, this need to be investigated further..”Protect and Serve”

  7. Really says:

    Looks like whoever is posting this really wants to be sued civily. Pretty easy to track the person with an ip number.

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