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DUI suspected in Valley Center head-on collision

SAN DIEGO, CA – Drunk driving is suspected as a factor in a car accident that left two people with injuries in Valley Center on Saturday afternoon.

According to the Times of San Diego, a 56-year-old man was headed south on Valley Center Road in his 2008 F-450 when he lost control near Lilac Road at about 1:15 p.m. The truck ran into a fire hydrant on the righthand side of the road before veering back across the lanes. It then struck more than one tree in the median and a northbound 2018 Lexus ES350.

Both the Valley Center man behind the wheel of the pickup truck and the 50-year-old Escondido man who was driving the Lexus were transported to the hospital.

Authorities are investigating whether alcohol played a role in the accident.

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