A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

An 18-year-old Fallbrook man suffered severe injuries Monday in a car crash in the far northern reaches of San Diego County, authorities reported.

The teen was riding in a silver Toyota Corolla that veered off the 4200 block of White Lilac Road in Rainbow and crashed into a tree shortly before 3 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol.

Medics took the young man to Palomar Medical Center for treatment of serious but apparently non-life-threatening trauma, CHP public-affairs Officer Mark Latulippe said.

Three other passengers in the vehicle — women ages 30, 33 and 49 — were transported to the same Escondido hospital for evaluation of complaints of pain.

The 34-year-old driver suffered no injuries in the wreck, Latulippe said. It was unclear why she lost control of the car.

Updated at 6 p.m. May 4, 2020.

— City News Service

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