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2 Teens Arrested for Allegedly Crashing Car into House in San Jose that Sent 5 People to Hospital

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Police have arrested two 17-year-old boys for allegedly driving recklessly and causing a crash into San Jose home that injured a woman and her child on Wednesday afternoon, police said today. Officers responded to a report that a car had slammed into a house in the 5400 block of Leigh Avenue in South San Jose at 3:56 p.m., police said. When officers arrived, they found that a silver BMW had driven into a home, according to police.

A 40-year-old woman and her 9-year-old daughter, who were inside the home, were injured, police said. The woman was transported to a hospital to be treated for life-threatening injuries. Her daughter was also hospitalized but is expected to survive, police said. Investigators determined that the silver BMW and a red BMW were being driven recklessly when they collided with each other and went out of control, according to police. The silver BMW careened into the home, while the red BMW crashed into a pole at the corner of Leigh Avenue and Anne Way, police said.

Three people inside the silver BMW were hospitalized for injuries suffered in the crash, but all are expected to survive, police said. The driver of the red BMW was treated at the scene, according to police. The teen drivers were arrested for reckless driving resulting in a major injury, police said. They were later released to the custody of their parents. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call San Jose police at (408) 277-4654.

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