5 injured in head-on crash in South Bay


CHULA VISTA, Calif. – Five people were injured Wednesday in a head-on crash between two vehicles that struck two other vehicles in Chula Vista’s Otay Ranch area, authorities said.

The crash was reported just before 5:30 p.m. on Palomar Street at Santa Olivia Road, according to the Chula Vista Police Department. Police say a black BMW SUV was traveling westbound on Palomar Street at a high rate of speed when it collided with several vehicles.

Two people had to be rescued from their vehicles, the Chula Vista Fire Department said. They, along with another victim, were rushed to local trauma centers. Another two victims chose not to be taken to the hospital.

None of the injuries are believed to be life-threatening, police say.

Authorities are investigating the driver of the SUV, who was not publicly identified, for DUI, though the investigation is delayed with the person hospitalized.

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