RIVERSIDE, Calif. (KABC) -- Three people were injured, two of them critically, in a wrong-way crash on the southbound 215 Freeway in Riverside early Sunday morning, authorities said.
Firefighter-paramedics responded just after 1:30 a.m. to the scene just north of Columbia Avenue, according to the Riverside Fire Department. A motorist had been reported to be traveling northbound in the southbound lanes before the collision.
At least two people were trapped inside two vehicles that sustained major front-end damage, fire officials said. They were extricated by firefighters who used the Jaws of Life.
The two critically injured patients were rushed to a trauma center, and the third person was transported to a local hospital with major injuries.
It was not immediately known if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the incident.
City News Service contributed to this report.
3 injured, 2 critically, in wrong-way crash on 215 Freeway in Riverside