Tot Not in Car Seat Injured in I-8 Crash

A toddler not in a child safety seat was hurt when the car he was riding in crashed and overturned along Interstate 8 near Jacumba Tuesday.

Five people were in a 2013 Dodge Avenger when it drifted off the edge of eastbound I-8 at approximately 7 a.m. Tuesday.

The vehicle hit several rocks and overturned.

California Highway Patrol officers say the toddler, described by officials as a 2-year-old boy, was in a seat belt but not in a child safety seat. He suffered major injuries and was rushed to Rady Children’s Hospital by ground ambulance.

An 11-month old boy also suffered minor injuries. He was buckled into a child safety seat, CHP officers said.

The driver and passenger, described as a man and woman in their early 20s from Ramona, were airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital with major injuries, CHP officers said.

Another passenger, described as a 45-year-old woman, was transported to Sharp Memorial with minor injuries.

The cause of the collision was still under investigation.

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