Vista street race crash ends in five being hospitalized   

VISTA – An alcohol-fueled head-on collision during a street race in Vista early today sent five people to a hospital.

A suspected drunken driver behind the wheel of a Ford Focus lost control while racing another vehicle on East Bobier Drive at speeds of up to 100 miles per hour, which caused the car to go over the raised center median and hit a sign as it crossed into oncoming traffic near Heidi Circle, sheriff’s deputy Jason Ferguson said. The Ford slammed into a Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan in the eastbound lanes shortly after 12:30 a.m. and rolled.

One of the Ford’s occupants ran off after the crash, leaving three people trapped in the wreckage. Ferguson said firefighters cut them out of the car before they were taken to a hospital to be treated for possibly life-threatening injuries.

The Mercedes’ driver and passenger suffered injuries of unknown severity and were also hospitalized, according to the deputy.

Ferguson asked any witnesses to the crash who did not provide a statement to investigators at the scene to call him at (760) 940-4910. Those

with additional information on the crash were asked to call the sheriff’s department’s non-emergency line at (858) 565-5200 or Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

2 Responses to "Vista street race crash ends in five being hospitalized   "

  1. you   July 11, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    I wonder if the drunken idiot speed racer, also had time to post a selfie, while almost killing people in another car and themselves and their passengers. Of course, it’s good that one brainless drunk driver is off the road. Hopefully for a long time.

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  2. Connie ramierz   July 21, 2016 at 7:35 am

    It is sad to say that happens,but who ever bought or gave the under aged drunk drive alcohol is at fault also maybe if he would have been sober this would not have happened,so please think before buying or giving a minor acohol.this is very sad this happened. .my prayers and thoughts go out to the Zamora family and also to the victims that were injured in this horrible accident.god help all of them.connie Ramirez of oceanside ca

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