1 person in serious condition in Costa Mesa traffic accident

One driver is in serious condition after a traffic collision in Costa Mesa Wednesday.

At 7 p.m., Costa Mesa police officers responded to a traffic collision at Fairview Road and Baker Street.

A driver heading out of a parking lot was going westbound on Fairview Road when the car was broadsided by another car traveling north. The second car ended up rolling over, according to authorities.

The driver who was exiting the parking lot and a passenger were trapped in their car and had to be extricated. The driver was transported to a nearby hospital in serious condition, and the teenage passager had been knocked unconscious.

Authorities said the teen woke up shortly after being extricated from the car and is expected to survive.

The driver and passenger in the second vehicle suffered minor injuries, but were not transported to a hospital.

Fairview Road from Adams Avenue to Baker Street was temporarily shut down and buses were rerouted.

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