Teen sustains major injuries from head-on solo collision in rural Paso
18-year-old woman airlifted to Stanford University Hospital
On Tuesday, May 19, at approximately 7:44 a.m., an 18-year-old woman crashed in a single-car accident in rural Paso Robles and was airlifted to Stanford University Hospital due to major injures, the California Highway Patrol reports.
Karley Maldonado of Paso Robles was driving at about 55 mph in a 2002 Volkswagen Cabrio westbound on Union Road when the accident occurred, the report says. The vehicle began to drift off the road, and then re-entered the roadway with a steering motion to the left, the report says.
Once her car returned to the roadway, she made a sharp turn to the right, causing the vehicle to rotate, leave the roadway and travel onto the dirt shoulder, and strike a juniper tree head-on, CHP reports.
Maldanado sustained major injuries as a result of the collision, including a bilateral femur fracture, broken ankles and other injuries to her chest, CHP reports. After ground transportation to Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, she was airlifted to Stanford University Hospital for addition medical care, according to CHP.
The CHP reported that drugs and alcohol were not believed to be factors.