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3-Car Crash Hurts 6, Jams Traffic on Otay Mesa Road

Four adults and two children suffered multiple injuries in a three-car collision on Otay Mesa Friday, San Diego police reported.

Glenna Brodeth, a 60-year-old Imperial Beach woman, and Donald Thoza, a San Diegan in his mid-50s, were taken by Life Flight about 11:30 a.m. to Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla. Brodeth was in fair condition with a broken left arm and several broken ribs, said hospital spokeswoman Lynn Morra.

Thoza was listed in serious condition with abdominal injuries, a fractured left arm and left leg and possible head injuries, Morra said.

A second Life Flight helicopter transported two women to UC San Diego Medical Center. An unidentified woman underwent surgery for major trauma Friday afternoon, and is listed in critical condition.

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Cecilia Reyes, age unknown, is listed in good condition with a fractured jaw and arm, a spokeswoman said.

A sheriff’s helicopter transported a young brother and sister to Children’s Hospital. David Orozco, 2, is in fair condition with scrapes on his forehead, said hospital spokesman Mark Morelli.

Orozco’s 4-year-old sister was reportedly taken to another hospital, where she was treated and released.

Although details remain sketchy, Police Department investigators believe the accident occurred about 10:30 a.m. Friday when a car pulling out of a private driveway onto Otay Mesa Road was struck by an eastbound vehicle, which apparently spun into the westbound lane and was struck by an oncoming car.

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Westbound traffic in the 6200 block of Otay Mesa Road was snarled for several hours as firefighters and paramedics treated the victims.


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