Ramona woman taken to hospital with life-threatening injuries after head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road

Emergency crews respond to a head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road Saturday evening.
Emergency crews respond to a head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road Saturday evening.

A Ramona woman involved in a head-on collision on Wildcat Canyon Road was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with life threatening injuries Saturday evening, reports Cal Fire Capt. Robert Ramirez with the Ramona Fire Department.

The woman, whose name was not released, was the passenger in a vehicle that was northbound toward Ramona when a Barona Tribal vehicle crossed into its path, Ramirez reported. The male driver in the northbound vehicle suffered moderate injuries, including a possible fractured leg, and arm, hip and facial injuries.

Ramona Fire Department responded to the collision about a half mile from the Barona Drag Strip at 6:39 p.m. to find the Ramona couple trapped in the vehicle, said Ramirez, noting that the woman was unconscious and unresponsive, and the male was conscious. Both are in their 40s, according to the report.

Paramedics started CPR on the woman, and Barona paramedics transported her to the hospital. Lakeside paramedics transported the male to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

The driver of the law enforcement vehicle was on duty and on patrol and was taken to Sharp Memorial

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Hospital with minor injuries, noted Ramirez.

Painted Rock Road is the closest cross street to the accident scene.

California Highway Patrol closed Wildcat Canyon Road at San Vicente Road in Ramona and at the Barona Casino entrance in Lakeside while they conducted their investigation.

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