EL CAJON, Calif. (CNS) — Two people were badly hurt Thursday after a head-on crash in a hilly neighborhood east of El Cajon, authorities said.
The collision was reported shortly after 8:30 a.m. on La Cresta Boulevard near Mountain View Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
Witnesses reported that a red sedan and a white van crashed head-on, Bettencourt said. Specific details on injuries were not released, but a freelance photojournalist recorded one person being loaded into an ambulance while another was transferred to a helicopter to be rushed to a hospital.
It wasn’t immediately clear if either vehicle had passengers, or if both injured people were the drivers.
The crash blocked both directions of traffic on the two-lane road, but a tow truck arrived at the scene around 9:10 a.m. to help clear the roadway.