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Two-vehicle collision in Oceanside sends 10 to hospital

Posted at 6:59 AM, Aug 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 09:59:24-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – A two-vehicle collision on an Oceanside street sent 10 people to the hospital late Sunday night.

Oceanside police said the crash occurred at around 11:45 p.m. on state Route 76 at Douglas Drive.

According to police, a silver sedan ran a red light and collided with a pickup truck with a family inside. The impact caused the truck to flip onto its side.

A man, a pregnant woman and two children were trapped in the truck, while six people in the sedan were also trapped.

It took emergency crews about 30 minutes to free the trapped people from both vehicles.

The 10 people were taken to local hospitals with unspecified injuries. Fire personnel said at least six of the victims had “critical” injuries.

The crash is under investigation, and police are trying to determine if the driver of the silver sedan was under the influence at the time of the collision.