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Five-car pile-up leaves six injured in Collage Area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A five-car pile-up was caused after a man suffered some sort of medical issue while driving on El Cajon Boulevard on Wednesday night.

According to the Times of San Diego, a 63-year-old man was driving his 2016 Mercedes E400 eastbound near the intersection with 70th Street when he slammed into another vehicle because of an unknown medical situation. The initial impact of the Mercedes with the 2015 black Ford Fusion sent the vehicles into the westbound lanes. A Nissan Rogue, a Honda Civic, and a BMW all struck the first two cars.

The Ford caught fire and trapped the two female occupants inside their car. Bystanders acted quickly to pull the 22-year-olds out but they were severely burned.

The condition of the woman was considered life-threatening and they were transported to a local hospital. They had suffered second- and third-degree burns covering almost nearly three-quarters of their body and also had internal bleeding.

The drivers of each of the other four vehicles were also injured and transported to area hospitals for treatment.

The medical condition of the Mercedes driver has still not been released.

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