Man Crashes School District Truck into Car with Baby on Board in Head-On Collision

Man crashes school district truck into car with baby on board. A school district employee crashed his truck into a sedan while making a left turn on Avocado Boulevard Friday morning.

According to NBC 7 San Diego, the 55-year-old man was driving a white Ford truck owned by the Cajon Valley Union School District at the time of the accident. The California Highway Patrol reported that the employee struck a blue Ford Fusion at around 10:30 a.m. while making a left turn.

A 23-year-old woman from El Cajon was reportedly driving the blue sedan with her infant daughter in a child safety seat in the backseat of the vehicle. Both vehicles ended up in the yard of a home east of the roadway moments after the impact of the head-on collision, sustaining major damage.

Further reports indicate that the crash partially knocked a palm tree over onto the house. San Miguel Fire officials reported that the tree only caused minor damage to the home. The homeowner was not present at the time of the collision.

CHP further reports that the child safety seat was not properly installed in the backseat as it was found facedown on the rear floorboard of the Ford sedan.

Both drivers suffered major injuries. Fox 5 San Diego reports that all three were extracted from the vehicles and transported to a nearby trauma center by ambulance for treatment of their injuries. However, CHP confirmed that the injuries “were not life-threatening.” The extent of the infant’s injuries was not disclosed at the time of the report.

CHP public affairs officer Jeff Christy reported that the 55-year-old school district employee “made an unsafe turning movement” which caused him to lose control of the vehicle. Authorities are investigating the cause of the crash but have confirmed that neither drugs nor alcohol were a factor.

The assistant superintendent of the school district, Michelle Hayes, expressed the district’s wishes for the “speedy recovery” of everyone involved.

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