A three-car collision on Highway 183 just north of Espinosa Road south of Castroville Saturday night resulted in 10 injuries, three of them major, according to the California Highway Patrol.
All the victims were Castroville residents, patrolmen said.
The CHP said a 1993 Dodge van driven by a 19-year-old man southbound on 183, veered into the northbound lane and collided headon with a 2007 Honda sedan and a 2009 Nissan sedan shortly before 7 p.m.
Two women passengers in the van, ages 17 and 20, suffered major injuries, patrolmen said, and a 19-year-old woman in the vehicle had moderate injuries.
A 23-year-old man in the Honda also received major injuries, the CHP said, and was taken to Salinas Valley Memorial Hospital by ambulance for treatment. Two boys in the same car, ages 7 and 12, and the driver, a woman age 32, received minor injuries and went to Natividad Medical Center.
The 21-year-old woman driving the Nissan and a 3-year-old boy in that car had minor injuries and went to Salinas Valley Memorial.
The remaining three occupants of the Honda were taken to Natividad Medical Center for treatment, Patrolmen said, as were the driver of the van and one passenger.
The 17-year-old girl in the van was taken to Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula, the CHP said, and the 20-year-old woman victim was flown to San Jose Regional Medical Center for treatment.
According to the CHP, the van overturned and came to rest on its roof on the east shoulder of 183, and both lanes were closed to traffic for about an hour.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the accident, patrolmen said. None of the van occupants was wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.