Six people hurt in Sunday's Hwy. 46 crash in Paso Robles

jhickey@thetribunenews.comSeptember 23, 2013 

Six people were injured after a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Highway 46 near Jardine Road in Paso Robles.

At 6:10 p.m. the driver of a westbound 2007 Nissan Maxima turned left in front of an eastbound black 2001 Toyota, causing a broadside collision, according to a news release sent Monday by the California Highway Patrol.

One of the vehicles reportedly caught fire, according to the CHP traffic incident information page at the time of the incident, and both lanes of Highway 46 were blocked for almost an hour.

The driver of the Nissan, a 30-year-old male from Paso Robles, received minor injuries.

The driver of the Toyota, a 60-year-old from Bakersfield, received moderate injuries.

Three passengers received major injuries: a 5-year-old boy from Paso Robles, a 58-year-old female from Simi Valley, and a 53-year-old female whose place of residence was not listed. The CHP did not specify in which car each of the injured passengers was traveling.

A 25-year-old female passenger from Paso Robles also received moderate injuries.

All of the involved parties were taken to local hospitals, according to the news release.

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