Two teenagers were injured when their vehicle plowed into a power pole in Ramona early Thursday morning, officials confirmed.
The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of San Vicente Road. A Jeep Patriot driven by an 18-year-old man was traveling south when it hit a power pole, followed by another one.
California Highway Patrol officials said the driver was transported by ambulance to a local hospital with unspecified but minor injuries. He’s expected to recover. Meanwhile, his passenger – a 17-year-old girl – was seriously injured and had to be airlifted to Palomar Medical Center.
She was unconscious but breathing, CHP officials said.
The crash is under investigation. CHP officials said the driver told an officer they were driving home from a friend’s house at the time of the accident. The officer did not find any drugs or alcohol in the car and at this point, neither is considered a factor in the crash.
The names of the teens were not released. The accident did not cause any power outages in the area. SDG&E officials were called to the scene to inspect the power poles following the crash.