SUNRISE BUTTE — A car in which a San Diego family was traveling overturned near here Sunday, leaving an 8-year-old child with major injuries.
According to a press release from the California Highway Patrol, Antonio Banuelos, 31, was driving a sport-utility vehicle and transporting his wife, Zaray, 25; children, Lidia, 8, Antonio Jr., 8, Angel, 2; and brother Manuel, 22. They were heading west on Highway 98 west of Sunrise Butte about 11:30 a.m. and were traveling at approximately 65 mph behind three slower-moving vehicles when the SUV drifted off the road.
Banuelos tried to steer the SUV back onto the road but overcorrected, according to the press release. He reportedly swerved left and right several times before he the SUV overturned on the eastbound lane of the highway.
Lidia and Antonio Jr. were in the back of the vehicle and were ejected. They were not wearing seat belts.
Lidia suffered internal injuries. Information on the hospital she was taken to was not available at presstime. California Highway Patrol spokesman Jose Salazar said she was probably transported to a San Diego hospital.