Paso Robles teen suffers major injuries in crash
May 20, 2015
A Paso Robles teen broke multiple bones in a crash Tuesday morning, and emergency personnel later airlifted her to Stanford University Hospital.
Shortly before 8 a.m., Karley Jean Maldonado, 18, was driving a 2002 Volkswagen convertible on Union Road near Branch Road. Maldonado’s Volkswagen drifted onto the shoulder, then veered backed onto the road before returning to the shoulder and eventually crashing head-on into a large tree, according to the CHP.
Maldonado suffered a broken femur, broken ankles and chest injuries. An ambulance transported her to Sierra Vista Regional Hospital, prior to the helicopter transporting her to Stanford Hospital.
It is unclear why Maldonado’s car initially left the road. A CHP investigation into the crash is ongoing.
Drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors in the crash.