A head-on collision on a rain-slick roadway near Lakeside left both drivers severely injured and one facing felony DUI charges, authorities said Monday.

A suspected drunken driver, a 29-year-old El Cajon man whose name was not immediately released, allowed his eastbound Chevy S-10 pickup truck to drift into oncoming traffic on Highway 8 Business, where it crashed into a westbound Hyundai Accent near Los Coches Road shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The impact trapped both the pickup truck’s driver and that of the Hyundai, a 22-year-old Lakeside woman, inside their respective vehicles. Both were eventually freed and taken to a hospital to be treated for major injuries, according to the CHP.

The highway was closed for a time while the vehicles and debris from the crash were removed, authorities said.

—City News Service