ESCONDIDO, CA (June 16, 2021) – Early in the morning on Tuesday in Escondido, the driver of a suspected stolen vehicle crashed, injuring three people. The June 15 incident occurred where Vista Avenue and Ash Street intersect.
The time was roughly a little before 8:00 a.m., Escondido Police said.
A vehicle–described as a Ford Escape–which was suspected stolen, had been going at a fast speed, according to reports. It collided with a Honda Civic in a sideswiping motion, reports say.
The Ford veered off the road following the initial impact, and smashed into a light police, police said.
According to Kevin Toth, who is a lieutenant, two occupants of the Ford ran from the crash site. They have not been described.
Authorities later located a person they believed had fled the crash site. The person has not been identified.
Responders transported three people who had been traveling in the Ford to the hospital. Two of the patients suffered injuries that were described as serious, according to Toth.
The identities of the two people have not been reported. The condition of the third person transported from the wrecked Ford has not been described.
Reports do not say who the driver of the Ford had been when the incident occurred.
The people who had been traveling in the Honda have not been identified. Reports say neither of them were hurt in the crash.
Investigators are looking for details and information regarding the incident.
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