IMPERIAL — A near collision between two vehicles on Highway 86 north of this city quickly grew into a five-vehicle accident Tuesday, leaving four people with minor to moderate injuries.
The accident occurred at 9:40 a.m. on Highway 86 near Larsen Road.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a pickup driven by Jaime Castro, 29, of Seeley was heading north on the highway when Castro attempted to change lanes.
Castro merged toward a sport-utility vehicle driven by Vicki Viloria, 41, of Imperial.
Viloria drove into the center divider to avoid the sideswipe, causing several small rocks to fly up and shatter the windshield of a van driven by Maria Navarro, 31, of Holtville.
Viloria re-entered the northbound lanes out of control and her vehicle spun.
Castro, meanwhile, overcorrected as he attempted to return to his lane, lost control of his vehicle and drove into the center divider, causing his vehicle to overturn.