3 hurt when vehicle hits boat that fell off a trailer in Chula Vista

Three people were injured early Monday — two seriously — when their car collided with a boat that had fallen off a trailer on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista, authorities said.

The crash occurred about 12:30 a.m. on northbound I-5, north of Palomar Street in Chula Vista, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Emergency personnel arrived to find a 30-foot boat in the roadway near a damaged 2004 Mercedes-Benz E320 that had collided with it, CHP Officer Jesse Matias said. The driver of the truck that was towing the vessel drove off after the incident, Matias said.

Paramedics took two people who had been riding in the sedan to UCSD Medical Center for treatment of their injuries. The driver, a 48-year-old Spring Valley man, was treated for less-serious injuries.

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