A four-vehicle crash at a Pacific Beach intersection today sent four people to a hospital, one with a critical head injury, San Diego police and fire officials said.
A man in his 60s was driving a Honda vehicle east on Garnet Avenue at the intersection with Mission Bay Drive about 9:45 a.m. and collided with a northbound Nissan Titan, according to San Diego police Officer Frank Cali.
The Honda then struck a minivan, he said.
A Volvo also was damaged in the crash, but it was unclear how it became involved, according to Cali.
The Honda’s driver sustained a critical head injury and was taken to a hospital, as was the Titan’s driver who sustained a serious head injury, Cali said.
Two occupants of the other vehicles were taken to hospitals with lesser injuries, a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher said.
Most of the intersection between the two major arteries was closed following the crash, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Traffic backed up onto southbound Interstate 5, and a SigAlert shortly before noon as traffic backed up to state Route 52, the CHP said.