Car rams into another vehicle and then into a townhouse on Crabapple Way in San Jose, police say


SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) — San Jose police and firefighters are investigating a crash early Thursday morning after a car hit another vehicle and then crashed into a townhouse.

It happened around 1:40 a.m. on Crabapple Way after a car drove through the intersection near Senter Rd. and Sylvandale Ave. before slamming into the building.

Nine people have been displaced and two townhouses are red-tagged due to damage.

“I was sleeping in my room and then I heard the noise, I heard the boom, I thought the car had hit my house and I got out, I saw all the cupboards and then my kitchen s is detached,” said Ran Meas, a resident.

The accident also resulted in a loose tire hitting an apartment on Senter Rd. causing glass windows to break and cabinets to fall inside the townhouse.

But police said when they came across the car no one was in it.

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“People had provided, callers had provided a description of some of the occupants, obviously at this time of the morning, in a residential area, there aren’t a lot of people walking around,” said Sgt. Christian Camarillo, a spokesman for the San Jose Police Department said. “Other officers eventually located the occupants of the car, including a person who identified themselves as the driver.”

sergeant. Camarillo says the driver was an 18-year-old man and had two minors with him in the car at the time of the accident. He faces charges of driving under the influence.

“What they were doing outside at 1:45 a.m. on a school night, I don’t know,” he said.

The Red Cross is on site to help residents.

At 6:15 a.m., ABC7’s Lena Howland said officials had barricaded the building.

Authorities said no injuries were reported among the residents or occupants of the car.

The accident is still under investigation.

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