Crews rescue woman trapped in car after head-on collision in downtown San Diego

Police arrest driver on suspicion of DUI

SAN DIEGO - Three people were hurt Wednesday -- two of them with life-threatening injuries -- in a head-on crash near downtown San Diego caused by drunken driving, authorities said.

The crash on northbound Interstate 5 at Fifth Avenue was reported just before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. One of the drivers was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving, the CHP reported.

Paramedics took one person to UCSD Medical Center and one to Scripps Mercy Hospital, a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher said, adding both patients suffered life-threatening injuries. A third person was taken to Scripps with
non-life threatening injuries.


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