2 Pulled from I-8 Crash Wreckage

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Mar 3, 2013  |  Updated 4:20 PM PDT
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2 Pulled from I-8 Crash Wreckage

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At least two people were injured in a crash on eastbound Interstate 8 Sunday.

California Highway Patrol officials said the collision happened around 3 p.m. on the I-8 just east of Mission Gorge Road.

Three vehicles were said to be involved. Details on how the crash occurred have not yet been released.

CHP officials said firefighters were called to the scene to extricate at least one patient stuck inside a car. Crews used the Jaws of Life to facilitate the rescue, removing the roof from a vehicle.

A San Diego Fire dispatcher said one patient was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with critical injuries, and another was transported to Mercy Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

NBC 7 news crews at the scene said CHP officials were caring for a small, uninjured boy who may have been involved in the crash. He was sitting in the back of a CHP car and appeared to be okay.

CHP officials issued a SigAlert for the area following the crash. The traffic alert was in effect for about 45 minutes.

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