A 17-year-old student suffered serious injuries when she crashed her car into a Casserly Road bridge on Monday morning, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The girl was driving north on the rural road at about 50 mph when she lost control of her 1993 Toyota Corolla and hit a bridge near Smith Road around 8:40 a.m., CHP officer Sarah Jackson said. She was about two miles from school when she crashed.
The girl was not wearing a seatbelt and may have been thrown from the vehicle, Jackson said.
A CalStar medical helicopter flew the girl to Valley Medical Center in San Jose. She had "major injuries" but the CHP did not release specifics about her condition.
"Speed is definitely a factor in the collision," Jackson said. "The exact cause of the collision is still under investigation."
No one else was in the girl's car, and no other vehicles were involved, Jackson said.