MULTIPLE SERIOUS INJURIES IN 3 EAST COUNTY ACCIDENTS THIS WEEKEND

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February 28, 2010 – Eight people were injured, two with major trauma, in a major accident at Glencoe and Jamacha at 11:15 p.m. last night. Earlier in the day, at 4:40 p.m., a head-on collision at Highway 94 and Steele Canyon Road injured multiple patients, including several with serious injuries, Incident Page Network reported. In yet a third incident, a collision at Avocado and Challenger boulevards in La Mesa injured six people.

 

Firefighters from San Miguel Fire Districted responded to the La Mesa accident, where a female passenger suffered head trauma and had to be extricated. She was wearing her seat belt and three airbags deployed around her. Five other people received less serious injuries.

 

According to witnesses, a white BMW was traveling South on Avocado at an estimated 55 miles per hour when it struck the passenger side of a Honda traveling north on Avocado Blvd. that attempted to make a left-hand turn on Challenger Blvd. The Honda was spun 180-degrees. The BMW continued onto the property on Avocado Blvd. Four people were inside the BMW, two people inside the Honda. The BMW went through a retaining wall, over a landscaped area, through another wall and came to a stop after hitting the front of a pick-up truck parked on the driveway at 4180 Avocado Blvd.

 

Two people were inside the house at Avocado, but were not injured. The California Highway Patrol is conducting the investigation.