Oceanside Car Crash
February 6, 2019
OCEANSIDE – On Tuesday, February 5th at approximately 1:00 PM, the Oceanside Police Department responded to calls of a multiple vehicle collision at the intersection of Coast Hwy and Oceanside Blvd. The collision occurred as a 2007 Toyota Tacoma, was traveling southbound on Coast Hwy and failed to stop for a red light and collided with a 2003 Mazda sedan traveling eastbound on Oceanside Blvd on a green light.
The collision caused the Mazda to spin around violently causing two of its rear seat passengers to be ejected from the car onto the roadway. The Toyota truck stopped just south of the intersection. Emergency personnel arrived on scene within minutes and attended to the victims of the Mazda.
Two of the rear seat passengers were declared deceased on scene, one of the ejected passengers was transported to the hospital where she passed a short time later. All three victims were adult females. The other three victims, two males and a female, from the Mazda were transported to area hospitals with serious injuries, but are expected to survive.
The 19-year-old driver of the truck was not injured and stayed at the scene to speak with investigators. He was was evaluated by medics and released. He was then evaluated by officers and later arrested for driving under the influence of a controlled substance.
Meanwhile, a section of road was taped off as police gathered evidence. Officials said it will take some time to piece everything together.
The roads were wet, but it was not raining at the time, and it’s not believed that weather was a factor.
Victim’s names have not been released and the conditions of the other three injured parties are not known.
Oceanside Police Department’s Accident Investigation Team conducted the investigation. Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to call Accident Investigators at (760) 435-4431.