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Updated: Highway 9 Reopens to Traffic After Major Injury Collision

Vehicle crashes at about 11 p.m. Friday on dangerous road landing 75 feet down cliff causing injuries to unknown number of occupants, according to the CHP.

Update: 5:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 22: After a three-hour closure, Highway 9 reopened early Saturday morning following a major injury crash late Friday evening involving a vehicle with an unknown number of passengers who suffered injuries.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Highway 9 and Highway 35 in the unincorporated area of Saratoga, about eight miles west from the city's center.

The car is said to have gone off the roadway near Heather Heights and Congress Springs roads, which run near Highway 9, also known as Big Basin Way.

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All Lanes of traffic have reopened on Highway 9 at the intersection with state Highway 35 this morning after a major injury collision in Santa Clara County late Friday night, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A vehicle went off the roadway near Heather Heights Road and traveled 75 feet down a cliff before coming to rest, according to the CHP.

CHP received reports of the collision at 11:16 p.m. and both directions of traffic reopened at about 2:01 a.m., according to the CHP.

An air ambulance transported the injured driver to Stanford Hospital, according to the CHP.

—Bay City News Service contributed to this report. Los Gatos Patch will continue to update this story as more information is available about the accident.

Diana Pleasant September 22, 2012 at 04:11 PM
I have 5 Obama ads on my losgatos.patch.com. Please even the odds out with some Romney ads
Chris September 22, 2012 at 11:03 PM
They'd put up some Romney ads if he was a suitable candidate.
Irene Aida Garza-Ortiz September 23, 2012 at 04:56 AM
Oh Plaeazzzze! They both are not "TRUST WORTHY" in my Book! And what's that got to do with this article? Hope all is well with the people in the car accident!

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