Under the Influence Driving is Suspected in Four-Vehicle Collision
On June 4, at 5:32 p.m., City of Carlsbad Police officers responded to Poinsettia Lane and Aviara Parkway regarding a traffic collision involving injuries. On arrival, officers found that four vehicles were involved in the collision.
The initial investigation showed that a BMW SUV was travelling eastbound on Poinsettia Lane when its driver failed to stop at the red stop light at Aviara Parkway. The BMW driver collided with a Toyota that was headed northbound on Aviara Parkway at Poinsettia Lane.
The BMW driver continued and collided with a GMC truck that was stopped at the red light on westbound Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway.
The BMW came to a rest on the driver’s side after colliding with a traffic signal pole.
The Toyota, after being hit by the BMW, collided with an Audi that was stopped for the red light on westbound Poinsettia Lane at Aviara Parkway.
The driver of the BMW, a 46-year-old man, was transported to an area hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The driver and passenger of the Toyota sustained serious injuries and were transported to an area hospital.
The driver of the BMW is suspected of and is under investigation for driving under the influence.
The Traffic Division is conducting a full investigation into the cause of the collision.