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3-Car Wreck Closes PCH in Dana Point

Deputies blame the accident on a man who allegedly stole a truck, then fled through San Juan Capistrano on the wrong side of the road.

Updated at 2:30 p.m.

A three-car collision at Pacific Coast Highway and Del Obispo Street in Dana Point blocked traffic Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

The accident occurred around 1:25 pm. when a silver GMC truck used to pick up trash containers was allegedly stolen by a man who fled south on Del Avion toward PCH, according to Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino.

"He was driving down the wrong side of the road for about two miles," Amormino said.

In Dana Point, the suspect collided with a car and a carpet cleaning van.

All three drivers were taken to an area hospital. The driver of the passenger car suffered major trauma, while the two others had minor injuries, Amormino said.

A SigAlert was in effect for about an hour.

Lisa Pawlik November 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I passed it, looked pretty bad. Not sure but kind of looked like a head on.
Shirley November 14, 2012 at 11:13 PM
Some of the most upstanding :-( people on earth come through Laguna Niguel/Dana Point...How are we so incredibly lucky?

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