Three people were hospitalized following a crash that briefly shut down state Highway 1 in coastal San Mateo County Monday morning, a California Highway Patrol officer said.
The two-car crash involving a PT Cruiser and Toyota Tercel was reported at about 6:45 a.m. on southbound Highway 1 just north of Pomponio State Beach near San Gregorio, CHP Officer Art Montiel said.
A 23-year-old Pleasanton woman driving the PT Cruiser was driving south and pulled to the right shoulder to make a U-turn and head back north, but pulled into the roadway in front of the southbound Toyota, which broadsided the car, Montiel said.
A passenger in the Toyota was taken by medical helicopter to a hospital with moderate injuries, according to Montiel.
He said the drivers of both cars were also hospitalized.
The Toyota driver, a 42-year-old Moss Beach man, had moderate injuries while the PT Cruiser driver had minor injuries.
The crash prompted the closure of state Highway 1 for about 45 minutes, Montiel said.