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Three vehicle collision on East Mission injures six

Six individuals sustained various minor injuries, authorities said, when three vehicles were involved in a collision at East Mission and Live Oak Park Roads on Saturday, March 13 at approximately 9:50 a.m.

“We’re lucky we didn’t have fatalities or major injuries in this one,” said Eric Newbury, public information officer for the California Highway Patrol (CHP).

Newbury said the collision was caused by a driver failing to slow in time, causing her vehicle to rear-end the vehicle in front of her, subsequently pushing that vehicle into another that was coming in the opposite direction.

Sabrina Maxwell, 23, of Murrieta was traveling westbound on East Mission Road in a Hyundai Tiberon behind a Toyota Echo being driven by Charles Rambo, 21, of Escondido.

When Rambo slowed to make a turn, Maxwell was unable to stop in time and collided into the rear of his vehicle.

Meanwhile, Ramon Garcia, 39, of Pala, was traveling eastbound on East Mission at about 40 miles per hour. When Maxwell collided with Rambo, it propelled Rambo’s vehicle into Garcia’s.

“When Maxwell slammed into Rambo, she pushed him into Garcia,” said Newbury.

Newbury said Maxwell was found at fault for traveling at an unsafe speed.

Although she did complain of pain, Maxwell and her 58-year old passenger declined medical assistance at the scene. Rambo was transported to Scripp’s La Jolla with complaints of pain and Garcia, his 33-year old wife, and three children ages 16, 10, and 2 were all taken to Palomar Hospital with complaints of pain.

“Luckily the injuries all appeared to be relatively minor,” said Newbury. “Usually corner to corner shots like this result in major injury or death. We got lucky here.”


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