Five people were injured in a serious traffic collision in Carlsbad Wednesday night, officials said.
The two-vehicle crash happened around 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Palomar Airport Road and Innovation Way.
Chief Luis Osuna said a total of five people -- including a toddler under two years old – were injured. At least three of the victims were in critical condition.
Osuna said four victims became trapped inside one of the vehicles and had to be removed by rescue crews. Those four patients were transported to various local hospitals, including Rady Children’s Hospital, via ground and air.
Details on what led to the crash were not immediately available. The collision is under investigation. No information has been released on whether drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.
Police temporarily shut down traffic on Palomar Airport Road as emergency crews worked to assist the victims and process the scene.