A three-car collision on Highway 118 sent three people to the hospital and caused traffic to stop for a short while Tuesday afternoon.
At about 12:45 p.m., an eastbound 1995 Ford driven by Movarid Mausavi, 46 of Camarillo, crossed over the road's two sets of double yellow lines and into the westbound lane, hitting head on a 2006 Dodge driven by Delyn Callaway, 24, of Somis, according to a statement issued Wednesday by the California Highway Patrol. The collision took place west of Montaire Drive.
The impact caused the Dodge to spin out of control and collide with a third vehicle, which had been traveling in the westbound lane behind Callaway, the statement said. Both cars came to rest on the road's north shoulder while Mausavi's car stopped on the road, partially blocking both lanes.
Traffic on Highway 118 was closed for about 15 minutes, according to the CHP statement, to allow for a helicopter to land and airlift Mausavi to the Ventura County Medical Center. Callaway and a passenger in her vehicle—David Flechsig, 23, of Somis—were taken via ambulance to Los Robles Hospital with moderate and minor injuries, the statement said. It went on to report the driver of the third vehicle, Clarinda Zabkiewicz, 70, of Ventura, reported no injuries.
The accident remains under investigation and, according to the statement, the CHP does not yet know what caused Mausavi's vehicle to cross over into oncoming traffic.