Margot McNally and 2 Others Hospitalized after Head-On Collision near Country Club Drive
CARMEL VALLEY, CA (July 12, 2018) – Three people were injured Thursday evening following a suspected DUI crash on West Carmel Valley Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the crash occurred at about 7:40 PM near Country Club Drive. A Nissan Pathfinder, driven by 18-year-old Margot McNally, was heading west on Carmel Valley Road at a high rate of speed.
Due to McNally’s speed and possible alcohol impairment, she was unable to negotiate a curve in the roadway and subsequently crossed over the double yellow line. Her vehicle came directly into the path of an eastbound GMC Suburban, driven by a 69-year-old woman.
The impact of the collision caused the front-end of the GMC to burst into flames. An off-duty firefighter and several bystanders rushed to the scene to rescue the woman from the burning vehicle.
The GMC driver suffered broken bones in her legs and was rushed to the Natividad Medical Center for treatment and evaluation. A 16-year-old Carmel Valley girl, who was riding in the Pathfinder’s passenger seat, was also transported to a trauma center after sustaining critical injuries. It was noted that the young victim was not secured in a seatbelt at the time of the crash. Her identity and current condition were not immediately available.
After receiving treatment for her unspecified injuries, McNally was arrested on charges of DUI and causing great bodily injury. The CHP is collaborating with Alcohol Beverage Control investigators to determine where McNally and her passenger acquired their alcohol.
No other information has been released to the public at this time.
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