6 hospitalized after airborne car lands on minivan on Miramar Road

Major wreckage after Mirarmar Road crash
Major wreckage after Mirarmar Road crash
Major wreckage after Mirarmar Road crash
Posted at 9:21 PM, Feb 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-03 09:13:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- Six people were rushed to area hospitals Friday, after a vehicle being driven by a girl too young to have a driver's license became airborne and landed on a minivan.

The crash happened on Miramar Road near La Jolla Village Drive just before 8:30 p.m., according to San Diego Police. Of the six people taken to the hospital, two were children.

Police said a vehicle driven by a 15-year-old girl became airborne after the driver lost control and struck a median while speeding westbound on Miramar Rd. The vehicle then landed on top of a minivan carrying a man, a woman, and two children in car seats traveling in the eastbound lanes.

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A 22-year-old passenger in the airborne vehicle and the driver of the minivan both suffered life-threatening injuries and were transported to nearby hospitals. The driver of the airborne vehicle suffered a broken leg and lacerations, police said, while an adult female passenger in the minivan also suffered broken bones.

The two children in the minivan also suffered minor injuries. They were properly restrained in car seats at the time of the crash, police said.

Police don't believe alcohol or drugs played a factor. The cause of the crash is under investigation.