A man and a pregnant woman were taken to the hospital Wednesday after gunfire from another car caused them to crash on State Route 78.
The victims crashed in eastbound lanes near Emerald Drive before 8 p.m. The CHP said the pair complained of pain and were taken to Palomar Medical Center. Neither victim suffered gunshot wounds, officials later confirmed.
Meanwhile, the Oceanside Police Department said it was investigating a report of a shooting involving the same two cars, the victims’ Acura Integra and the suspects’ black BMW, on Center Avenue near Horne Street in Oceanside.
The CHP said four suspects in the black sedan chased the Acura south on Interstate 5 then east on SR-78. Several shots were fired car-to-car before the crash.
Just before the Acura reached Emerald Drive, the driver lost control and overturned. The CHP said the BWM continued traveling eastbound after the Acura crashed.
The crash temporarily closed the eastbound lanes of SR-78 just before Emerald Drive.
Investigating officers said they were able to get information from two witnesses. The suspect vehicle was described by CHP as an early-2000s black BMW with tinted rear lights.
The case is being handled by CHP and OPD. Any witnesses with information on the shooting or chase can reach out to the CHP at (858) 637-3800.