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Four Injured in Crash Involving Carlsbad Police Patrol Vehicle

Carlsbad CA— On Sunday evening, May 29, at 7:14 p.m., Officers from the Carlsbad Police Department reported that they had been involved in a traffic collision at the intersection of Poinsettia Lane and El Fuerte Street.

When assisting Officers arrived, they found a Carlsbad Police patrol vehicle with extensive front-end damage in the intersection of Poinsettia Lane and El Fuerte Street. Officers also found a Ford F-150 pick-up east of the intersection on its side.

The Ford pick-up was occupied by two adult males who were seriously injured. Citizens were rendering aid to the occupants of the pick-up. The Carlsbad Fire Department arrived and extracted the occupants of the pick-up.

Paramedics transported the driver of the Ford pick-up via air ambulance to Scripps Hospital, La Jolla. The passenger of that vehicle was transported to Scripps Hospital, La Jolla by ground ambulance. Both subjects are reported to have major injuries.

The Carlsbad Police Officers who were involved in the collision were transported to Scripps Hospital, Encinitas with minor injuries. Both were treated for their injuries and released.

The California Highway Patrol responded to the scene to conduct an investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.