A mid-morning head-on collision closed Nicolas Road near the Lake Elsinore Outlets in both directions while fire crews extricated one of the victims and cleared the scene, officials reported.
According to a Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman, the accident was first reported at 10:03 a.m.
Witnesses on the scene reported a black Ford Mustang and a black Volvo S60 collided trapping a woman in one of the vehicles.
Fire crews extricated the woman and she was transported to a nearby hospital with minor to moderate injuries, a Fire Captain reported. He added two victims from the other car suffered minor injuries.
Nicolas Road is expected to be re-opened at around 12:15 p.m., officials stated.
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*Daniel Lane contributed to this report.