Two injured in Fairbanks Ranch car accident


By City News Service

A traffic crash near Fairbanks Ranch Country Club left two motorists severely injured Oct. 5.

The collision occurred about 7:50 a.m., when a 68-year-old Rancho Santa Fe man lost control of his 2007 Toyota Camry while heading west on a curving stretch of San Dieguito Road at high speed, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The car spun out and skidded into an eastbound lane near Winland Hills Drive, where it was struck broadside by a 2003 Toyota RAV4 driven by a 74-year-old San Diego woman, CHP public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt said.

Medics took both drivers to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, where they were admitted in critical condition.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the collision, Bettencourt said.