Six injured in head-on crash near San Simeon
June 21, 2016
A Southern California man tried to pass four vehicles while driving on Highway 1 near San Simeon Sunday evening. Almost immediately after crossing double yellow lines, he crashed head-on into a vehicle carrying four women and a 6-year-old girl, all of whom were from Hawaii.
Coronado resident Jacob Vita, 27 suffered a broken left foot, broken right ankle and a head injury. The four women suffered moderate injuries. The 6-year-old suffered major injuries.
Around 6:23 p.m., Vita was driving southbound on Highway 1 north of Arroyo De La Cruz Beach at 50-55 mph in a 2016 Mazda.
Vita attempted to pass four cars and crashed into the oncoming 2016 Ford that was traveling approximately 55 mph, according to the CHP. The Coronado man hit the brakes but could not avoid striking the the Ford.
The CHP identified the females in the Ford as Melekai Jenson, 32; Elyssa Polsky, 29; Amy Polsky, 50; Moana Jenson, 29; and Dior Coleman, 6. Two of the women complained of chest and back pain; one complained of shoulder, back and neck pain; and one complained of chest, neck and back pain.
Investigators do not suspect drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash. All of the individuals involved were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.