Driver survives horrificMountain View crash

Photo by Mountain View police

MOUNTAIN VIEW (KTVU and wires) -- A man suffered serious injuries early Tuesday in a horrific crash in Mountain View that ripped his car apart, authorities said.

The 6:30 a.m. crash forced a section of Central Expressway in Mountain View to be closed for roughly seven hours.

Officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting a crash on Central Expressway between Bernardo and Mary avenues,
police spokeswoman Shino Tanaka said.

   Emergency crews responded to the scene and extricated a man from the wreckafe of a black 2008 Mazda6.

   He was transported to a hospital and is in critical condition, she said. No one else was inside the car.

   The man struck a tree in the center median, which left a large amount of debris on the roadway. The roadway was closed in both directions until about 1:30 p.m.

   Any witnesses to the crash are asked to call Mountain View police Officer Lloyd Curns at (650) 903-6762 and refer to case number 15-4718.