Three people were injured after a minivan crashed into the garage of a home in Rancho San Diego on Sunday.
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The incident occurred at about 11:35 a.m. at a residential care facility in the 2500 block of Sawgrass Street, near the Cottonwood Country Club.
California Highway Patrol Officer Adam Griffith told 10News the minivan was traveling north on Steele Canyon Road when it crashed through the intersection at Willow Glen Drive.
The minivan's driver and witnesses told the CHP that the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed before it slammed into the garage. Witnesses said the minivan appeared to be out of control.
According to the CHP, the crash may have been caused by a possible brake failure. Witnesses also told the CHP that the vehicle's rear brakes appeared to be on fire.
Battalion Chief Mike Stein, who is with the San Miguel Fire Protection District, said firefighters worked to rescue the minivan's three occupants, who were trapped in the vehicle. Stein said access to the minivan was difficult because the garage was filled with storage items.
The minivan's occupants a man, woman and child were taken to a local hospital to be treated for mild to moderate injuries.
Three people were inside the home when the crash occurred and were not injured.
Stein said a county building inspector will check the home to see if it is safe to occupy.
The CHP is continuing to investigate the crash.
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