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Two People Airlifted after Head-on Collision in Carlsbad

San Marcos Man Arrested for DUI

Carlsbad CA— Wednesday afternoon, January 31, 2018 at 4:45 p.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department responded to area of Faraday Avenue and Whiptail Loop regarding a report of a serious injury collision. Upon arrival, Officers discovered that a grey Acura occupied by a male driver, was traveling east on Faraday Avenue when he lost control of his vehicle and swerved into oncoming westbound traffic. The Acura then collided with a white Nissan pickup that was traveling westbound on Faraday Avenue at Whiptail Loop.

The Carlsbad Fire Department arrived and provided advanced life support to both drivers. The driver of the Acura was flown by helicopter to an area hospital for life threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan pickup was also transported to an area hospital for life threatening injuries.

The preliminary investigation suggests that the driver of the Acura was attempting to pass a vehicle when he lost control and collided into oncoming traffic. Alcohol or drugs do appear to be a factor in this collision. At this time fault is still under investigation.

The driver of the Acura was positively identified as 27-year-old Bulmaro Garcia from San Marcos. He was subsequently arrested for felony driving while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs.

The driver of the Nissan pickup was identified as a 43-year-old male from Vista.

Traffic Officers responded to the scene to conduct a full investigation. Faraday Ave. was closed for approximately four hours.

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