FREMONT -- An early morning crash on Interstate 880 left a San Jose man with major injuries when he was struck on the shoulder of the roadway after exiting his wrecked vehicle, according to the California Highway Patrol.

About 2 a.m., the CHP responded to northbound Interstate 880 at Dixon Landing Road and found the man lying in the roadway, along with a wrecked 2010 Chevrolet HHR and a 2001 Acura crashed into a concrete median, CHP Officer Zachary Hunter said.

According to witnesses, the 46-year-old driver of the Acura had gotten out of the car and was standing in the center median when he was struck by Chevrolet HHR, which also hit the Acura that lay wrecked in the left lane, Hunter said. The man was taken to the hospital with major injuries.

The driver of the Chevrolet, a 22-year-old man from Union City, was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, Hunter said. The driver of a 2003 Honda parked on the shoulder of the roadway was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a wheel flew off the Acura and hit his windshield and driver's side window.

According to CHP Officer Kevin Bartlett, the Acura and Chevrolet were both cleared from the scene about 5:30 a.m. and towed away for evidence, which likely means both vehicles will be checked for mechanical problems or any other issue which may have led to the crash.

Contact Erin Ivie at 925-847-2122. Follow her at Twitter.com/erin_ivie.



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