Four children injured in suspected DUI collision in Cupertino

CUPERTINO — Authorities say 4 young children were injured — two seriously — in a suspected DUI collision in Cupertino over the weekend.

The accident occurred around 6:15 p.m. Saturday near Foothill and Stevens Creek boulevards, Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office spokesman Brooks Jarosz said in a news release.

The driver of a silver Mazda pickup truck collided with one other vehicle and hit a utility pole, Jarosz said. Four children, ages 11, 8, 7 and 4, who were on the sidewalk on the time, were also struck.

“Several 911 calls described a horrific scene that could have been prevented,” Jarosz said within the news release.

Two of the kids suffered serious injuries, Jarosz said. Paramedics performed life-saving measures and all 4 were taken to area hospitals.

One child remained in critical condition Monday.

The driver of the Mazda – who was a 38-year-old man from Cupertino – was arrested and brought to county jail on a charge of driving under the influence causing serious bodily injury, Jarosz said.

The sheriff's team of traffic accident reconstruction specialists is investigating the collision.

Anyone with information in regards to the case can contact the sheriff's office's Traffic Investigative Division at 408-868-6600 or the anonymous tip line at 408-808-4431.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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