3 children, 1 woman injured in suspected DUI crash

Collision occurred on Dehesa Road near the Sycuan

EL CAJON, Calif. - A head-on collision in El Cajon involving a suspected DUI driver has left one woman, two teens and a child hospitalized Friday.

The accident occurred on Dehesa Road near the Sycuan Casino. The California Highway Patrol told 10News that the woman was driving in a BMW when she lost control and crossed into oncoming traffic.

She collided head-on with a minivan, sparking a fire and trapping the woman inside the BMW.

Witnesses pulled two teens and a small child from the minivan. The children suffered only minor injuries and were taken to Rady's Children Hospital

Firefighters worked for 45 minutes to get the woman out of the BMW and she was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Authorities said the woman now faces DUI charges.

10News will update this story as more information becomes available.

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