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Rain leads to two collisions in Fallbrook/Bonsall area

Intermittent rain showers Thursday, April 22 caused at least two automobile collisions in the Fallbrook/Bonsall area.

According to California Highway Patrol sergeant Tom Greenstone, 22-year-old Samantha Schultz, a resident of Temecula, was driving her gray Mazda eastbound on Camino del Rey in Bonsall, just east of Golf Club Drive at 5:19 p.m. when an accident occurred.

Schultz was driving at an “unknown speed” on the wet roadway when she lost control of her vehicle and struck a telephone pole, officers reported. Emergency responders were called, and Schultz was airlifted by Mercy Air to Palomar Medical Center.

Greenstone said Schultz suffered major injuries, and that there is no indication alcohol or drug use played a role in the accident.

At around the same time, two sedans, a Honda and a Lexus, were involved in a collision at the intersection of South Mission Road and La Canada Drive. While the roadway was blocked off and on for several minutes, no one was injured in the crash.

“We had a lot of collisions around the county because of the rain,” said Greenstone.

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