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. The 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.