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Traffic News: Closed off-ramps have disrupted drivers

SAN DIEGO, CA -Four drivers found themselves stuck and scared Tuesday night after finding the final I-5 off-ramp was closed, reports California Highway Patrol.

On the I-5 south, construction closures have been impacting night time traffic. Drivers missed a sign on the road informing them the final off-ramp on the I-5 was closed.

The California Highway Patrol drove to the area the cars were stuck and found three more had made the same error. The CHP was able to help the cars navigate a safe turn around through the center divider. The seven cars made it to another exit safely.

The California Transportation Department reported there are signs near the Camino De La Plaza reporting the exit is closed, however, drivers may not have noticed it.

Officers are investigating whether the signage could have turned around from weather or if it is in a poor location for drivers to acknowledge.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Traffic News: Vehicle collision blocking SR-54 lane

SAN DIEGO, CA – A white Toyota sedan crashed into a black Jeep on I-805 causing injuries and blocking one lane, reports California Highway Patrol. 

Numerous calls came in around 8:00 p.m. reporting a black Jeep blocking the right-hand lane. A white Toyota sedan was reported driving precariously on the I-805 south when it collided with a black Jeep, which collided with the center divider.

The driver of the Jeep was taken out of his vehicle to the side of the road because of a wound in his chest and a gasoline leak. An ambulance was called to transport him to the hospital.

A tow truck was called to remove the disabled cars. Officers are investigating the accident and the sequence of events leading up to it.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Crash into hydrant floods Pacific Beach street

SAN DIEGO, CA –  An auto transport truck collided with a fire hydrant in Pacific Beach Tuesday evening, reports 10 News San Diego.

A trailer carrying numerous vehicles crashed into a fire hydrant around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The hydrant was on the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue.

The driver of the transport stopped immediately when discovering what had happened. The San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene to stop the flow of water from the hydrant.

Officials were worried about the damage the water could cause to area businesses. The San Diego Police Department investigated the accident and helped fire crews speak to businesses in the area. It is unknown what caused the collision at this time.

 

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Police chase leads to man on roof

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was arrested after he led officers on a chase, crashed his car, and then hid on a roof, Monday morning reports 10 News San Diego.

When officers attempted to stop a Kia, around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, the driver sped away. Officers followed the vehicle and noticed the suspect driving recklessly.

The driver later crashed into a pole on Marilou Road and then ran from the vehicle on foot through backyards, fences, and finally ending up on a roof on Brookline Street.

The suspect refused to come down until officers put their weapons away. A local fire crew was called to the scene to offer a ladder to get the man down. The stand-off lasted for 45 minutes before he finally surrendered.

Officers believe the suspect was driving under the influence and was tested as such. The man will also be charged with felony evasion.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Woman trapped under trolley in Skyline area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A woman was struck and trapped underneath a Metropolitan Transit System trolley around 10:15 Tuesday, reports NBC San Diego 7.

The San Diego Fire-Rescue crews received word someone had been struck by a trolley and was trapped beneath. The 53-year-old woman was struck near the 68th Street and Imperial Avenue area.

It was reported that it took 44 personnel and around thirty minutes for the woman to be rescued from underneath the trolley. She was later taken to the hospital and is expected to survive.

During the early investigation, officers believe the woman may have been trying to self-harm. They are continuing their investigation.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Traffic News: Large hazard blocking traffic

EL CAJON, CA – A large traffic hazard was reported at 5:39 a.m. Tuesday morning on the SR-79 reports California Highway Patrol.

A semi-truck accidentally dropped its load on the northbound and southbound lanes of the SR-79.

Around 80,000 pounds of woodchips were scattered across both lanes. A tow truck was requested to the area to pull the disabled truck off the road.

Traffic is completely stopped until the hazard is cleared from the area. Officers are investigating the cause of the hazard and the sequence of events leading to the driver dropping the load on the road.

It is unknown how long it will take to remove the hazard.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Single-vehicle overturned on east lanes of I-8

EL CAJON, CA – A grey sedan overturned on Interstate 8 around 4:17 Monday, reports California Highway Patrol.

A woman driving a grey sedan overcorrected while driving on I-8 and slammed into the center divider. The force of the crash caused the vehicle to roll over into the dirt on the opposite side of the road.

Numerous callers reported the collision. A good Samaritan helped the driver out of the car and waited with her until officials arrived. An ambulance was dispatched to the area to transport the driver to the hospital.

A tow truck was able to roll the vehicle back onto the tires and remove it from the roadway. Officers are investigating the cause of the accident and the sequence of events leading up to it.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Semi-truck fire closes I-8 east and westbound

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck fire began around 11:30 on the westbound I-8 Monday, reports NBC San Diego 7.

The California Highway Patrol received reports of a big-rig on fire on the I-8 westbound Monday afternoon. The truck had stopped in the area of Los Coches and Jennings Park Roads. Fire crews were quickly dispatched to the area to work on the fire.

All traffic was stopped east and west of the blaze because the smoke was making travel in the area hazardous.  First-responders got the fire extinguished quickly and the east lanes were opened first when the smoke had dissipated.

Some reports from witnesses believe they heard explosions, but it is unknown at this time what the semi was transporting.

All lanes are now opened for traffic. Fire officials are investigating what may have caused the semi to catch fire.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Motorist pulled from vehicle after single-car collision

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was pulled out of an overturned vehicle when it crashed Sunday on the I-5, reports Times of San Diego.

The driver of a Toyota Scion rolled the vehicle around 9:40 a.m. Sunday. It is unknown what may have caused the Scion to rollover. The collision caused the car to end up on its roof.  Witnesses saw the vehicle overturn and stopped to render aid to the driver.

It is unknown if the driver was transported to the hospital with injuries.

Three of the lanes on the I-5 were closed for the collision. Officers investigated the scene for the sequence of events that led to the crash.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

Pedestrian injured in motorcycle hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorcyclist seriously injured a pedestrian in the Ocean Beach area Sunday evening, reports Times of San Diego.

Police say the pedestrian was struck on Sunset Cliffs Boulevard near Voltaire Street around 8:40 p.m. Traffic stopped for a red light when the 51-year-old Harley Davidson driver decided to pass the stopped cars. A 26-year-old was crossing the street when the motorcyclist struck him.

The motorcyclist did not stop to help the pedestrian and instead drove off, leaving his passenger behind. An ambulance transported the pedestrian to the hospital with a dislocated hip.

Officers are searching for the driver of the motorcycle.

Disclaimer: Many of the accidents we report on are preventable. Our hope is that by publishing information about severe accidents, we can equip readers with the information they need to avoid finding themselves involved in such a tragedy. These stories are painful, but real, as they are sourced from news outlets. Outlets sometimes update their published reports. If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information. These posts do not contain legal advice and should not be construed in such a way.

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