A car struck a San Jose man as he stood on the center divider of northbound Interstate Highway 880 in Fremont early this morning, causing major injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The victim, a 46-year-old San Jose resident, was driving north on Highway 880 just north of Dixon Landing Road shortly before 2 a.m. when he lost control of his vehicle for an unknown reason and struck the concrete median wall, according to the CHP.
The car, a 2001 Acura, came to rest facing the wrong way in the left lane.
The driver got out of his car and stood in the center median to get out of traffic, but was knocked to the ground and suffered major injuries when a second car, driven by a 22-year-old Union City resident, struck the Acura and sent the two cars into the center divider, CHP officials said.
The crash, which occurred at a speed of about 65 mph, also detached the Acura's left front wheel, sending it into the left side and windshield of a Honda Accord parked on the right shoulder.
The San Jose man was taken to a hospital with major injuries while the Union City driver was hospitalized with minor injuries.
The crash blocked four lanes of traffic on I-880 until 4 a.m., according to the CHP.
--Bay City News Service