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Several people taken to hospital after high-speed chase ends in multi-vehicle crash in Encinitas

ENCINITAS, Calif. — A 19-year-old Thermal man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of reckless evading of a police officer after a multi-vehicle crash following a high-speed chase with California Highway Patrol officers, authorities stated.

CHP officers from the Oceanside space have been patrolling northbound Interstate 5 at Manchester Avenue at 8:22 a.m. after they noticed a gray Nissan Sentra being pushed erratically at a excessive rate of pace, Officer Hunter Gerber of the CHP stated. The officers tried to make a visitors cease however the Nissan failed to yield and a pursuit started, Gerber stated.

The automotive continued to evade CHP officers on northbound I-5 till it exited at Encinitas Boulevard and traveled eastbound for a little bit greater than a mile till it approached the intersection at Via Cantebria.

As the Nissan entered the intersection, it ran a crimson mild and made an unlawful left flip towards northbound Via Cantebria, Gerber stated. At the identical time, two automobiles touring westbound on Encinitas entered the intersection.

The first car was a gray Volkswagen Jetta pushed by a 25-year-old Carlsbad girl. The second car was a gray Chevrolet Traverse pushed by a 32- year-old Encinitas girl, along with her two sons, a 1-year-old and a 3-year-old, in the car along with her.

As the Nissan made a left flip into the intersection, it collided with the Volkswagen after which with the Chevrolet, Gerber stated. The Nissan driver and his occupants — all Thermal residents starting from 16 to 20 years outdated — have been taken to space hospitals for main accidents, Gerber stated. The driver of the Volkswagen, the motive force of the Chevrolet and her juvenile passengers have been additionally taken to space hospitals, for accidents not thought-about to be life-threatening.

CHP officers arrested the Nissan driver on suspicion of reckless evading of a police officer. Alcohol or medication have been thought-about a doable issue in the collision, Gerber stated.

The intersection was cleared by the CHP at 1 p.m.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was requested to contact the CHP at 760-643- 3400.

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