One person hospitalized after Carmel Valley head-on collision

A head-on collision north of Carmel Valley left one person hospitalized with life-threatening injuries and two others less severely injured, police said Nov. 23.

A 77-year-old woman was driving a GMC Envoy north on a curve on El Camino Real near San Dieguito Road around 6:45 p.m. Saturday, and lost control, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims said.

The SUV struck the guard rail then crossed into oncoming traffic. It then collided with a southbound Mazda Miata, Heims said.

The Mazda’s driver and passenger, both 53, were hospitalized along with the Envoy’s driver. Two of the three people involved in the crash sustained serious injuries and the other suffered life-threatening injuries, Heims said.

Heims said alcohol appeared to have been a factor in the crash, but he did not disclose which motorist was suspected of drunken driving.