Wrong-way driver causes Belmont multi-car collision

(Belmont police)

BELMONT (KRON) — Police think a medical condition may have caused a driver to cross into oncoming traffic on Thursday afternoon, smashing into several cars.

At around 12:25 p.m., police and firefighters were called to the 1400 block of southbound El Camino Real about a multi-car crash.

Police say a man driving a 1989 Honda Accord, driven by a 60-year-old San Carlos man, was headed northbound on El Camino Real when he crossed into the southbound lanes.

According to officials, the Honda collided with a vehicle traveling southbound but did not stop.

(Belmont police)
(Belmont police)

Officials say he then drove through the center island and onto the northbound lanes, hitting at least one more car.

Police say the Honda spun out of control and finally came to a stop.

The driver of the Honda and one other vehicle were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

More from police on what happened: 

A 1989 Honda Accord, driven by a 60 year-old San Carlos man was northbound in the 1500 block of El Camino in Belmont. At the southern intersection of El Camino & Harbor Blvd, the Accord crossed into the southbound lanes and collided with a 2006 Lexus, pushing the Lexus into a 2016 Mazda that was also southbound. The Accord continued northbound, partially on the center island, striking the Mazda. A 1998 BMW which was next to the Lexus and Mazda was sprayed with debris.

After colliding with the first two vehicles, the Accord collided with a 2008 Subaru in the northern intersection of El Camino & Harbor Blvd. The Subaru was pushed into a 2015 Toyota that was parked at the side of the road. The Accord then spun out, coming to rest in the intersection.

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