DRIVERS INJURED IN HEAD-ON CRASH IN LAKESIDE

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Source:  City News Service

May 8, 2017 (Lakeside) - A head-on collision on a rain-slick roadway near Lakeside left both drivers severely injured and one facing felony DUI charges, authorities said Monday.

The 29-year-old driver of a Chevy S-10 pickup truck drifted into oncoming traffic on Highway 8 Business and crashed into a Hyundai Accent near Los Coches Road at 11:06 p.m. Sunday, according to Officer M. Bennett of the California Highway Patrol.

The impact trapped both the truck's driver and the Hyundai, a 22-year-old Lakeside woman, inside their vehicles. Both were eventually freed and taken to Sharp Memoriall Hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to the CHP.

The highway was closed for a time while the vehicles and debris from the crash were removed, authorities said.

The driver of the pickup, an El Cajon resident, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.