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Two people were injured in a multi-vehicle collision near Carmel Valley Wednesday, including one who needed to be extricated from the wreckage.

The San Diego Fire Department responded to the crash at Del Mar Heights Road and Carmel Canyon Road just before 8 a.m. Wednesday. One person was trapped and had to be physically removed from one of the vehicles, fire officials said.

One patient was taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital while the other driver involved went to Jacobs Medical Center.

According to a San Diego Police Department incident report, a 16-year-old male was driving a 2016 BMW east in the first lane of Del Mar Heights Road when he lost control of the car and slid into the westbound lanes.

His vehicle then collided with a Toyota Camry in the left-turn lane and a Toyota Corolla stopped in another lane, police said. The force of the collision then pushed the Camry into a Lexus SUV driven by an 18-year-old man, police added.

The driver of the Corolla, a 50-year-old woman, suffered serious injuries, while the 54-year-old female Camry driver was also injured.

Neither the BMW nor Lexus driver were injured, according to the SDPD.

The crash remained under investigation.

Updated at 5:23 p.m. March 15, 2023

–City News Service