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UPDATED: Accident Closes off Eastbound Traffic on Ortega

At least one was taken to the hospital.

Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Patch photo credit: Penny Arévalo.
Originally posted at 4:29 p.m. March 7, 2014.

A head-on collision had Orange County Sheriff's deputies diverting eastbound traffic on Ortega Highway onto side streets as emergency personnel tended to an injured driver.

The accident occurred around 4 p.m. in front of the Hunt Club, between Via Cordova and Via Cristal. 

Lt. Daniel Dwyer said the injured driver had moderate injuries. Deputies are investigating whether alcohol or drugs contributed to the incident.


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