Toddler among three hurt in 25 crash

A Santa Clara County firefighter and California Highway Patrol officers examine a Toyota 4-Runner that went into a ditch off Highway 25 when the driver, Cheryl Degara, 34, of Santa Cruz swerved to avoid an object in the road.

Two adults and a 3-year-old child were injured Wednesday evening
in an accident on Highway 25 when their sport utility vehicle ran
off the road and rolled over an unknown number of times.
Two adults and a 3-year-old child were injured Wednesday evening in an accident on Highway 25 when their sport utility vehicle ran off the road and rolled over an unknown number of times.

Cheryl Degara, 34, of Santa Cruz was taken by ambulance to Hazel Hawkins Hospital with cuts and minor injuries to her head, the CHP said.

David Pollack, 33 of San Jose was also taken by ambulance to Hazel Hawkins, where he was treated for pain in the jaw and back of his neck, the CHP said.

A 3-year-old boy, whose name was not released because of his age, was taken by ambulance to Hazel Hawkins where he is being treated for pain in his arm, the CHP said.

The 6:49 p.m. accident happened when Degara was driving southbound on Highway 25 in a Toyota 4-Runner with Pollack and the 3-year-old as passengers when she saw a metal object in front of her, the CHP said.

Degara sharply veered away from the object but struck part of it, sending the SUV skidding out of control and off the southern edge of the highway, the CHP said. The Toyota reportedly hit a dirt embankment on the side of the road and rolled over an unknown number of times until it came to rest in a ditch.

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