Carlsbad CA– Early this morning, October 25, at 5:05 a.m., the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to a solo vehicle, major injury traffic collision on Aviara Parkway east of Cormorant Drive. The vehicle was driving eastbound on Aviara Parkway and collided with trees located in the center median of the roadway. The vehicle proceeded into the westbound lanes where it stopped. The vehicle caught fire and became fully engulfed in flames.
The driver who was the only occupant of the vehicle, was able to exit the vehicle. The driver sustained major injuries and was flown via air ambulance to the UCSD Burn Center for treatment. Carlsbad Fire Department responded to the scene and extinguished the fire.
Traffic investigators are still at the scene investigating. Alcohol intoxication is suspected to be involved in the collision.
Aviara Parkway is closed in both directions between Cormorant Drive and Batiquitos Drive. The investigation and scene cleanup is expected to take a few hours. The roadway will be reopened as soon and the investigation and cleanup is completed.