SAN DIEGO -- Police say a crash in Mira Mesa killed a 27-year-old mother who was taking her 4-year-old boy to school on Friday morning.
The child was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with life-threatening injuries, said police.
Police say the child, who was sitting in a safety seat, suffered injuries including a broken pelvis, broken ribs, a fractured skull and a broken right knee.
Around 7:10 a.m., the woman pulled out of her driveway and began traveling southbound in a white Acura Legend. Her vehicle collided with a gray Honda Accord, driven by a 26-year-old man traveling westbound in the 7200 block of Calle Cristobal.
Police say the woman did not have a chance and died at the scene.
Police also diverted traffic for hours as they investigated the accident.
Family friends identified the woman as Judy Bui and the child as Jaydeve. They say Judy graduated from Mira Mesa High School and was a lifelong resident of Mira Mesa, along with her husband. They described her as a "great mom" with a "bubbly personality."
They added that the family had just moved into the apartment complex and also have a 2-year-old daughter.