Head-on crash shuts down North County road, sends 3 to hospital

Rescuers responded to a crash that injured at least 3 people in Poway Friday.

SAN DIEGO — Three people, including a one-year-old boy, were rushed to the hospital after a crash that shut down all lanes on a major thoroughfare in Poway late Friday afternoon.

The accident happened on Poway Road, where all lanes were closed between Highway 67 and Espola Road.

Just before 2 p.m., the driver of a red Mazda coupe was headed east in the 15800 block of Poway Road when they crossed in front of a white Nissan Sentra headed the opposite direction, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.┬áThe two met in a violent collision.

When rescuers arrived, the 28-year-old man driving the red car was rushed to Palomar Medical Center in a helicopter to be treated for serious injuries. A 25-year-old mother and her one-year-old son from the white car suffered non-life threatening injuries and were also taken to the hospital, the Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

Officials said they were investigating distracted driving as a potential cause of the crash but alcohol and drugs were not suspected to be a factor.

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.