Wreckage of one of the cars
Wreckage of one of the three cars in Oceanside. Courtesy OnScene.TV

Six people were hospitalized after a three-car nighttime crash on El Camino Real in Oceanside, officials reported Sunday.

The accident happened at 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection with Fire Mountain Road, Battalion Chief Jessamyn Specht of the Oceanside Fire Department said.

Firefighters arrived on scene and found three vehicles involved in a crash, two with major damage.

Three patients suffered major trauma and three had minor injuries, Specht said. One patient with major trauma was airlifted to Scripps La Jolla Hospital. Another patient with major trauma was taken to Palomar Medical Center.

Two other patients with minor injuries were taken to Tri-City Hospital and Scripps Encinitas Hospital.

The Oceanside Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.