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September 5, 2012 (Poway)—A 17-year-old driver of a green Ford Escort with three teenage passengers swerved over the center line in Poway today, triggering a three-vehicle collision.  The crash occurred at 2:33 p.m. on Twin Peaks Road, west of Woodcreek Road.

The teen driver and a 15-year-old passengers were critically injured with major head trauma. They were flown to Scripps La Jolla Hospital by air ambulance. 

The Escort swerved into oncoming traffic and struck a Toyota Prius, then slid sideways into a Ford F-150 driven by a woman and her 12-year-old sister.

Two other teens in the Escort, as well as driers of the Ford F-150 and Toyota Prius, received minor injuries. They were treated and released at Pomerado and Palomar Hospitals.

An investigation continues, the Sheriff’s office has indicated.  

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