By Andrea Swayne
A two-car collision shortly before 2 p.m. on Sunday, near the Dana Point border at Niguel Road and Camino Del Avion, resulted in four people being transported to the hospital, authorities said.
A vehicle driven by a man in his 30s and a vehicle with a man and his three children, 11, 7 and 2 inside were involved, Capt. Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority said.
The man driving alone was trapped inside his vehicle. After being extricated from the wreckage by the Jaws of Life, he was transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo in serious condition, Concialdi said.
The other man and two of the children, ages 11 and 7, were transported with moderate injuries.
The 2-year-old was strapped into a car seat and was uninjured.
“Because the possibility of trauma by mechanism is a concern in such a violent crash, all four victims were taken to the Mission Hospital trauma center,” Concialdi said.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the accident.