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DUI Possible Factor in Four Vehicle Crash

Carlsbad CA— Sunday afternoon, June 4, at 5:32 p.m., Carlsbad Police officers responded to Poinsettia Lane and Aviara Parkway regarding a reported traffic collision involving injuries. Upon arrival, officers determined that four vehicles were involved in the collision. Occupants of two of the involved vehicles sustained injuries.

The initial investigation revealed that a BMW SUV was travelling east on Poinsettia Lane when it failed to stop at a red stop light at Aviara Parkway. The BMW collided with a Toyota, that was headed north on Aviara Parkway at Poinsettia Lane. The BMW continued and collided with a GMC truck that was stopped at the red light on westbound Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway.

The BMW came to rest on the driver’s side against a traffic signal pole. The Toyota, after being hit by the BMW, collided with an Audi that was stopped for the red light on westbound Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway.

The driver of the BMW, a 46-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries and is being investigated for driving under the influence. The driver and passenger of the Toyota sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital.

The Carlsbad Police Department Traffic Division responded to the scene to conduct a full investigation into the cause of the collision.