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San Jose Teens Arrested For Reckless Driving After BMW Crashes Into House

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This red BMW ends up crashing into a pole on Leigh Avenue in San Jose after an apparent street race on April 23, 2013. A second car crashed into a nearby home, injuring several people. (CBS)

This red BMW ends up crashing into a pole on Leigh Avenue in San Jose after an apparent street race on April 23, 2013. A second car crashed into a nearby home, injuring several people. (CBS)

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SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — Police have arrested two 17-year-old boys for allegedly driving recklessly and causing a crash into San Jose home that injured a woman and her child on Wednesday afternoon, police said Thursday.

Officers responded to a report that a car had slammed into a house in the 5400 block of Leigh Avenue in South San Jose at 3:56 p.m., police said.

When officers arrived, they found that a silver BMW had driven into a home, according to police.

A 40-year-old woman and her 9-year-old daughter, who were inside the home, were injured, police said.

The woman was transported to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. Her daughter was also hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said.

Investigators determined that the silver BMW and a red BMW were being driven recklessly when they collided with each other and went out of control, according to police.

The silver BMW careened into the home, while the red BMW crashed into a pole at the corner of Leigh Avenue and Anne Way, police said.

Three people inside the silver BMW were hospitalized for injuries suffered in the crash, but all were expected to survive, police said.

The driver of the red BMW was treated at the scene, according to police.

Officer Albert Morales said the teens have been charged with felony reckless driving and have been released into their parents’ custody.

“That was the only offense that we have so far, but there may be more coming,” Morales said.

One mother who lives in the neighborhood spoke to KCBS and said police have been patrolling the area to slow drivers down since it’s near a high school. However, other neighbors have complained about a lack of police presence.

Morales admitted some officers from their traffic unit have been reallocated due to department cutbacks.

“That definitely does affect the way that we go ahead and patrol the city and how we enforce traffic violations.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Jose police at (408) 277-4654.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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