Publish Date: 2021/11/12
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — Three adults and two children were hospitalized Thursday after a stolen SUV crashed into a pickup truck and an Escondido taco shop, according to NBC San Diego.
The incident occurred at Fridas Street Tacos near the intersection of East Valley Parkway and North Fig Street at around 10:15 p.m.
According to authorities, a suspected stolen Subaru SUV failed to stop at a red light and collided with a pickup truck before crashing into the shop.
Shortly after the second crash, the driver and a passenger, two men aged 19 and 20, fled the scene on foot but were later detained by authorities.
The driver of the pickup was ejected in the collision and suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. He was rushed to Palomar Medical Center where his condition remains undisclosed.
Of the six remaining passengers in the Subaru, two women and two young children aged 3 and 5 were transported to area hospitals for minor injuries.
Although three people were in the restaurant at the time of the crash, no one else was injured.
According to Escondido Police, the Subaru was suspected to have been stolen from Oceanside.
The driver now faces multiple charges, including DUI, child endangerment, and carjacking.
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