Driver in Dehesa Road head-on collision may lose leg

DEHESA (CNS) – The driver of a car that collided head-on with a Sycuan Casino bus in Dehesa Tuesday may lose a leg, authorities said.

A 28-year-old Alpine man whose name was unavailable was pulled from the wreckage after the roughly 6:45 a.m. crash in the 5200 block of Dehesa Road and airlifted to Sharp Memorial Hospital, according to the California Highway Patrol and Cal Fire Battalion Chief Nick Schuler.

CHP Officer Kevin Pearlstein said the man may lose a leg. There was no word on whether he had alcohol in his system at the time, he said, adding that the man went straight to surgery.

Pearlstein said the CHP would need to have a warrant for his medical records.

Two of the nine passengers, all casino employees taking the 35-seat bus to work, suffered less serious injuries, Pearlstein said.

Dehesa Road was closed until about 9:35 a.m., according to the CHP.

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