February 22, 2024
An early morning wreck on the 5 in Carlsbad close to Cannon Highway left two folks significantly injured. Courtesy Gilberto Gonzalez / SoCal Information Outlet.

A predawn head-on collision brought on by a wrong-way driver on Interstate 5 simply south of Agua Hedionda Lagoon left two folks significantly injured Friday and a motorist beneath arrest on suspicion of DUI.

The 35-year-old suspected drunk driver was headed north on the southbound aspect of the freeway shortly after 4:30 a.m. Friday when his Dodge Ram 1500 pickup truck crashed into an oncoming Audi sedan close to Cannon Highway in Carlsbad, in keeping with the California Freeway Patrol.

The collision left the 20-year-old man behind the wheel of the automobile and a 19-year-old girl who had been using in it with extreme however apparently non-life-threatening accidents, CHP public-affairs Officer Hunter Gerber mentioned.

The driving force of the Dodge — who suffered minor accidents within the wreck — and the girl managed to get out of the crushed automobiles on their very own, however emergency crews needed to free the driving force of the Audi from the wreckage, Gerber mentioned.

Paramedics then took the Audi driver and the girl to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. An ambulance crew transported the wrong-way driver, whose identify was not instantly out there, to the identical San Diego trauma heart after officers arrested him on suspicion of driving drunk, the CHP spokesman mentioned.

The wreck left southbound lanes on the freeway blocked within the space till about 8 a.m., the Freeway Patrol reported.