On December 29 at 12:41 p.m., Officers from the City of Carlsbad Police Department responded to Alicante Road south of Tanzanite Drive for a report of a vehicle collision.
Upon arrival, officers located a Honda CR-V and a Dodge Durango that had been involved in a head-on collision.
A preliminary investigation showed that a male driving the Honda CR-V was travelling northbound on Alicante Road at a high rate of speed when he crossed over into the oncoming traffic lane and hit the Dodge Durango head-on.
The driver of the Honda CR-V was identified as a 62-year-old male out of Carlsbad. He was transported to a local hospital with severe injuries. The driver of the Dodge Durango was identified as a 44-year-old male out of Oceanside who left the scene with minor scratches.
It is unknown at this time if drugs or alcohol played a role in the collision.