Newborn critically injured in El Cajon crash Feb. 19, 2016 A newborn infant was critically injured and four others were seriously hurt when a ca
Newborn critically injured in El Cajon crash
Feb. 19, 2016
A newborn infant was critically injured and four others were seriously hurt when a car broadsided a minivan in El Cajon on Feb. 19. The accident occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m.
According to authorities, a woman was driving a black Lexus sedan when she lost control of her vehicle for unknown reasons. She smashed into a power pole and multiple street signs before broadsiding a maroon Nissan Quest at the intersection of North Marshall Avenue and West Main Street.
The Nissan was so damaged that responding emergency crews had to cut the Nissan’s four occupants from the vehicle. A week-old baby suffered a skull fracture and was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The baby’s 3-year-old brother, 20-year-old mother and 39-year-old grandmother were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. The driver of the Lexus, reportedly in her 60s, was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries.
Authorities are investigating whether a medical emergency may have caused the Lexus driver to lose control of her vehicle. The intersection was shut down for several hours as authorities investigated and cleared the scene.