Crash on Twin Peaks Sends 5 to Hospitals

Two teenage brothers were severely injured in the crash near Community Road.

Updated at 9:57 p.m. Wednesday.

A collision at a Poway intersection critically injured four people Wednesday afternoon.

A fifth person was less severely injured in the two-vehicle wreck, which was reported about 2:30 p.m. on Twin Peaks Road in Poway, sheriff's Lt. Kelly Martinez said.

Emergency crews had to free one person from the wreckage. An air ambulance was called in to take at least one of the most seriously injured patients to a trauma center, while several others were transported by ground ambulance.

A green Ford Escort driven by a 17-year-old boy was going west on Twin Peaks Road with three teenage passengers when he swerved over the center line into eastbound traffic, striking a white Toyota Prius, said sheriff's Cpl. Todd Murphy.

The Escort then slid sideways into a maroon Ford F-150 driven by a woman with her 12-year-old sister as a passenger. The Escort driver and his 15-year-old brother were critically injured with major head trauma.

The other drivers had minor injuries, Murphy said.

Stay with Patch for more information as it becomes available.

Gary Vineyard September 06, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Debbie I'm sorry to hear about your daughter, I have kids of my own that travel all through Poway and that area as well. Your comment was spot on. All drviers especiall young drivers need to assume the responsibility which comes with driving. I hope your your daughters sugery is soon and successful.
Paula Catalano September 06, 2012 at 04:17 PM
Regarding the accident on Twin Peaks, Wednesday: I was driving behind the truck that was hit. We both were heading towards "Espola" on Twin Peaks. When the car going the opposite way, weaved over into oncoming traffic for some wierd reason, AND.....the car was going more than 45 mph........As the car weaved over the double yellow lines, I said to myself..."why is he doing that?" Then, the impact!!!!!! So it the crash had nothing to do with roadwork, or no lines on the street, it looked like a big mistake in not paying attention....................I have never seen anything like that in my life.............I will never get the impact of that car just exploding and those boys faces out of my mind..............P Catalano
Debbie September 06, 2012 at 04:28 PM
Shelby, Of course these boys have my hopes and prayers for recovery!! I am so sorry this happened. It just saddens me and honestly I am a bit bitter since I am dealing with my daughters accident from that same intersection. (I'd be willing to bet that the circumstances of yesterdays accident is the same as my daughters, she was also going eastbound as the boy that hit her was going west, coming from around that corner. That corner is dangerous!) She is in excruciating pain every single day and has been for months!! Before this, her life was full and busy, now she cannot go to school, work or anything. . My daugter is a victim in this, turning left on a green arrow when the boy that hit her ran the red light.They figure he was going probably approx 50 mph. Accidents like these do NOT have to happen. I believe that the parents of these poor people would fully agree with me. I do pray that these boys heal fully, quickly without any permenant damage. I wish that there was some way to get people to see that they are not invincible, that these things can happen and in a blink of an eye, life will be changed forever. Thank you Gary Vineyard for your comment and good wishes for my daughter. Debbie
Fran September 06, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Really? That's your gripe? You were inconvenienced because signs weren't put up where you thought they should be. Let's see, choosing between your convenience and getting lifeflight in to hopefully save some lives, clear the scene and get all the necessary information from witnesses, skid marks, etc. Hmmm. Let me think. No. You lose. You get to suffer the brief inconvenience of a detour.
Fran September 06, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Prayers for peace of mind for you Paula. What a horrific thing to witness.


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