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Teen Severely Injured in Early Morning Scooter Accident

Carlsbad CA—  Early this morning, June 29, at 3:46 a.m., an Officer from the Carlsbad Police Department arrived at the scene of a single vehicle traffic collision that had just occurred on Cannon Rd. just east of Hemingway Dr.

Upon arrival, the Officer found a 19 year-old female had lost control of her scooter and collided with a traffic control sign. The female suffered significant injuries to the left side of her body as a result of the collision. Additional Officers arrived on scene to assist and provided medical aid to the injured female, ultimately placing a tourniquet on her to control her bleeding.

The Carlsbad Fire Department arrived and continued to provide medical aid to the female. Paramedics transported the female to Scripps Hospital, La Jolla. The female was subsequently transported to the UCSD Medical Center.

Another motorist who witnessed the collision stated the female was unable to negotiate the turn in the road due to her speed which caused her to collide with the center median and ultimately strike the traffic control sign.

The Carlsbad Police Department’s Traffic Division is conducting the investigation. Alcohol is believed to be a factor in the collision.