Updated: Injury Crash Closes NB Hwy 17 Lane Past Lark Ave in Los Gatos

A traffic collision with injuries has shut down both lanes effective about 10:20 p.m. Sunday.

Update: 11:15 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 26: CHP now reporting that only the right northbound lane is closed as a result of a single-car accident with injuries on Highway 17 past Lark Avenue in Los Gatos.

A single-car crash, reported at 10:18 p.m. Sunday on northbound Highway 17, north of Lark Avenue, has closed both northbound lanes, according to CHP dispatcher Ellie Shumer.

"All the lanes are being blocked as of 10 minutes ago," Shumer said.

It's unknown how serious the injuries were resulting from the accident, Shumer added.

The accident could also be seen on the CHP's website as well as on this site's new traffic and gas tab.

The CHP's website reported a "severe traffic alert" was in effect on northbound Highway 17 after Lark Avenue in Los Gatos.

The injury accident was blocking both lanes, it said.

Motorists are advised to expect delays and to use alternate routes. There is no estimated time of opening the roadway, the alert added.

Sally Ashton February 27, 2012 at 07:06 AM
Stay safe, everyone~
nicole February 27, 2012 at 07:35 AM
what happened a few hours ago on carlton avenue at gateway? there were around 10 police cars, firetruck and ambulances. it looked as though people were being tended to on the sidewalk near the park. is everyone okay? what occurred?
Sheila Sanchez February 27, 2012 at 07:41 AM
Calling dispatch now ... thanks for posting this. Don't think it would have been 10 police cars. Town doesn't have that many patrol units on duty. Will probably get information tomorrow. Thanks for reading! Keep the tips coming!
Sheila Sanchez February 27, 2012 at 09:51 PM
Hi Nicole, read about the accident here. http://patch.com/A-rj5j Hope you're OK.


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