The collision was shortly after 11 a.m., when the 36-year-old driver of a 1965 Dodge pickup failed to safely negotiate a curve while exiting northbound state Route 67 onto Riverford Road in Lakeside, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The truck hit a raised island, then broadsided a Lays delivery vehicle heading to the northeast on Woodside Avenue, said CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein.
The impact ejected the Lakeside man driving the pickup onto the roadway, leaving him with major head trauma. The 54-year-old driver of the van, a San Diego resident, suffered minor injuries.
Medics took both men to Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego.
The wreck left the intersection blocked for about a half-hour.
— City News Service
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