Traffic collision in Rancho Santa Fe sends three to hospital


On Friday, Feb. 10, at 4:42 p.m., firefighters from the Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District responded to the report of a traffic collision on Via de la Valle near Las Planideras.

Upon arrival they found a single vehicle had gone off the road.

Three of the occupants were able to exit the vehicle on their own but the fourth had to be extricated. That patient was flown by Mercy Air via helicopter to Scripps La Jolla.

Two of the other occupants were transported to the same hospital by San Diego Medical Services via ambulance. The fourth refused treatment.

The California Highway Patrol and Rancho Santa Fe Patrol assisted with traffic control as the road had to be closed in both directions for a short time. The cause of the collision is under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.