A 3-year-old girl suffered “major injuries to her face” and was taken to the hospital by helicopter after a crash Monday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The multi-vehicle accident happened around 6:15 p.m. at the intersection of Hannalei Drive and Avocado Drive in Vista.
According to CHP, a Ford Expedition was stopped on Hannalei, waiting to turn left onto Avocado. A car on Avocado stopped to let the SUV go. However, it wasn’t a four-way stop. So when the Expedition drove into the intersection, a Jeep Laredo going the other way on Avocado slammed into it, officials said.
The 35-year-old woman behind the wheel of the Expedition wasn’t hurt, but her two daughters were a different story. Her 7-year-old girl suffered minor injuries, and her 3-year-old was flown to Rady Children’s Hospital, according to CHP.
The little girl appeared alert as she was placed on a stretcher. Officials have not released her condition.
No one in the other vehicles, including two other children, was seriously injured, CHP said.