TRABUCO CANYON ( — Nine people from the same family were hospitalized Friday night after their SUV overturned into a creek bed in Trabuco Canyon.

Three of the victims, including a 4-year-old boy, were in critical condition, Orange County Fire Authority officials said. The other critical patients were a 47-year-old woman and a 19-year-old man.

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The single-vehicle collision was reported at 9:55 p.m. on Trabuco Creek Road, about a quarter-mile from Trabuco Canyon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Twenty three firefighters treated the victims at the scene before they were transported.

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The victims hospitalized with minor injuries were three boys, ages 14, 8 and 4; two women ages 25 and 26; and a 40-year-old man.


Authorities said the cause of the accident was under investigation.

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