Ventura County

Woman taken to hospital in critical condition after being ejected in crash in Oxnard

VENTURA, Calif. - Oxnard police responded to a serious injury car accident that left one person in critical condition on Sunday afternoon. 

At around 1:03 p.m., officers from Oxnard Police Department and paramedics responded to a traffic collision that happened on Gonzales Road at Patterson Road. 

Officers found a 2005 Dodge Caravan and a "specially-constructed" Volkswagen dune buggy had collided at the intersection. 

The driver of the dune buggy, a 42-year-old woman, was partially ejected from the vehicle and was immediately transported to the Ventura County Medical Center. 

She was listed in critical condition as of Sunday night.  

The passenger of the dune buggy, a 40-year-old man from Oxnard, and a driver of the Dodge Caravan, an 18-year-old man from Oxnard, sustained moderate injuries and were both transported to the hospital for treatment.

Traffic investigators determined in the preliminary investigation that the Dodge Caravan was traveling eastbound on Gonzales Road and the dune buggy was traveling northbound on Patterson Road. 

Both vehicles entered the intersection at the same time and were involved in a broadside type collision. 

The traffic control signal was functioning properly at the time of the collision. 

It is still unclear who had the right of way as one of the vehicles may have failed to stop at a red light. 

Traffic investigators do not believe speed or alcohol/drugs were involved. 

The collision is currently under investigation.

Anyone who has any information about this collision is encouraged to call Traffic Officer Jose Diaz at 805-385-7750. 

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