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Traffic alert: Brush fire leads to Fairmont Ave. road closures

SAN DIEGO, CA – A small brush fire led to the closure of all southbound lanes of Fairmont Avenue for about a half-hour this evening, according to a report by Fox 5 San Diego.

The quarter-acre fire began in the 4600 block of Fairmont at around 5 p.m. and led to authorities closing all southbound lanes of the roadway in the area.

Authorities opened one lane of the roadway about a half-hour later, at 5:32 p.m., though they warned travelers that traffic delays were highly likely and reminded drivers to use caution when in the area.

No further information is available 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Road hazard on Wisecarver Truck Trail

SAN DIEGO, CA – A road hazard was spotted this morning on Wisecarver Truck Trail. A witness called the California Highway Patrol at around 7:29 a.m. and told police that lots of debris had come off the back of a white vehicle. The vehicle then sped away, although it’s not clear if they were aware they had dropped debris.

The debris littered across Wisecarver Truck Trail near Skyline Truck Trail, causing a road hazard for drivers in the area. At this time, it’s not clear if any accidents have occurred because of the debris. Our team will monitor the situation and post an update if any new information is released.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Road hazard on Interstate 15 in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – A road hazard on Interstate 15 is causing traffic issues in Temecula. According to the California Highway Patrol, the hazard was first reported at around 9:29 a.m. on southbound I-15 near Collier Avenue. A large roll of some unknown product is rolling around the lanes. Vehicles in the area are having to break quickly or veer into other lanes to avoid hitting the hazard.

Police are currently on their way to handle the situation. We caution any motorists in the area to take alternate routes or drive very cautiously. Our team will monitor the situation and post an update if any new information becomes available.

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.

Two vehicles crash while avoiding a road hazard

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two vehicles crashed this morning while avoiding a ladder in the roadway. According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident was reported at around 8:11 a.m. and occurred on State Route 78 near College Street. A black Ford and a black Acura were both traveling westbound on SR-78 when they veered to avoid a ladder in the lane and crashed.

The Ford flipped over in the collision, and the Acura sustained major front-end damage. At least two people were injured in the incident, and two ambulances were called to the the scene.

No further information is known 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.

Overturned vehicle causes collision on I-8 west

LA MESA, CA – A black Ford pickup truck was traveling along I-8 west when the driver lost control and rolled his vehicle, reports California Highway Patrol. The incident occurred around 3:38 p.m.

The pickup was blocking the right lane when a smaller sedan slammed into its rear end while trying to avoid a collision. The sedan ended up on its side. All occupants were able to get out of the vehicles and were on the side of the road when officers arrived on the scene.

An ambulance was dispatched to the area to evaluate the occupants of the vehicles. It is unknown if anyone was transported to the hospital.

Tow trucks were also called to the area to set the vehicles back onto their wheels and remove them from the road.

Officers are investigating the cause of the accident and whether the driver of the black truck was intoxicated at the time.

Traffic was moving smoothly two hours later, after authorities cleaned up the area.

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: Good Samaritan helps single-car collision

ESCONDIDO, CA – A single-vehicle lost control on Camino Del Rey and ended up in a ditch on the side of the road, reports California Highway Patrol.

A vehicle was traveling along the Camino Del Rey around 7:17 p.m. when they lost control and ended up in a ditch. A passing motorist noticed the collision and stopped to help. The Good Samaritan pulled out a chain and tow hit and pulled the car in the ditch back to the road.

Authorities drove by the crash site but found the vehicle in the ditch was gone.

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.

 

Motorcyclist injured in collision near College West

SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorcyclist was injured when he slammed into the side of a car that had pulled in front of him, reports Times of San Diego.

The motorcyclist was driving a Harley-Davidson on Collwood Boulevard when a Honda passenger vehicle pulled into its path. The motorcycle hit the driver’s side of the car. The victim was transported to the hospital with leg and head injuries.

The driver, who was not injured, stayed on the scene and cooperated with officers. The crash is still under investigation by the police. The motorcyclist is expected to survive his injuries.

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 killed on Encinitas Freeway

ENCINITAS, CA – A man running on I-5 was struck and killed Friday after he had been observed driving erratically, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

Officers received word of a black car driving haphazardly on I-5 south when it crashed near La Costa Avenue at around 10 p.m. The driver jumped out of his vehicle and ran across the road. As he was running he was struck by a vehicle.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Authorities have not released his name. The right lanes were shut down for over two hours until the investigation and debris could be cleared up.

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.

 

Hazard caused by wheel causes chain reaction

SAN DIEGO, CA – A red Camero impacted a piece of debris in the middle of the road, reports California Highway Patrol.

The red Camero was driving on the 805 when it hit an object. The driver pulled over to the right-hand side. A truck impacted the object and debris in the road from the red Camero and pulled over further down the road.

A tow truck was called to the area to remove the disabled vehicles. Another driver had impacted a piece of debris and their vehicle broke down near Carmel Valley on the right side.

Authorities stopped traffic to remove all of the hazards for the rest of the drivers. Officers discovered four cars had been impacted by the hazard. All vehicles had to be towed from the area.

Officers are investigating whether the object that caused the vehicles to crash was from another vehicle or was put there deliberately.

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: Truck blocking off-ramp

SAN DIEGO, CA – A report came in to the California Highway Patrol of a stalled car blocking traffic in the left turn lane.

A pickup truck stalled around 9:04 p.m. in the turn lane on Beyer Boulevard off the SR 905. Because of traffic in the area, the stalled truck has been hazardous for numerous drivers.

There haven’t been any crashes due to the truck being stalled in the road. A tow truck was sent to the area because the driver could not get the truck started.

Motorists should be careful when traveling in the area until the truck can be removed.

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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