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Traffic News: Car blocking right lane I-5 north

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver on the I-5 north discovered a car blocking the right-hand lane, reports California Highway Patrol.

An officer was dispatched to the area to see if a driver was in distress or by seeing if the car could be moved quickly. The dispatched officer found the car abandoned.

Because the car is blocking the right lane, it is causing a danger to drivers and people who are traveling along the road. Officials called a tow truck to remove the vehicle.

Officers are not aware of what caused the driver to abandon the vehicle. This is an ongoing event and more information will be forthcoming as it is made 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Single vehicle versus light pole on Paradise Mountain Road

ESCONDIDO, CA – A black SUV was traveling along Paradise Mountain Road when it struck a light pole, reported California Highway Patrol.

A black SUV hit the light pole around 7:49 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the area to discover the driver had been driving under the influence and driving recklessly before he collided with the pole.

The driver was seen outside the vehicle before he returned to the collision. An ambulance was dispatched to the area to take the driver to the hospital with unknown injuries and observation.

The California Highway Patrol requested San Diego Power Company to take a look at the power pole. A safety check must be done in the event of a collision with any power pole.

Officers are investigating what circumstances led to the collision. As this is a recent event, more information is being gathered by officers and will be reported when it is made 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.

Hit-and-run leads to physical altercation

EL CAJON, CA – A hit-and-run led to a physical altercation between parties, reported California Highway Patrol.

A man called the police department around 6:39 p.m. and informed them he had been rear-ended by an unknown vehicle. This occurred on the southbound Interstate 67. The man had gotten out of his vehicle to get the other person’s information and was accosted by a woman in her 50’s. The woman punched him in the throat.

Before the man could make any move or speak, the woman drove off in her car. The man was not injured and his car received minor damage. The reporting party was able to make it home an waited for officers to be dispatched so he could make a more detailed description of the event.

It is unknown what provoked the woman to lash out violently. Officers are investigating the collision and more information will be provided when it 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.

Traffic News: Fire blocked traffic on SB I-15

SAN DIEGO, CA – A brush fire erupted today on southbound I-15 near Gophyr Canyon Road, reports Caltrans.

A brush fire started around 6:00 p.m. on Interstate-15 southbound. Hot weather brings a higher risk of fires sparking up. Those risks increase around the July Fourth holiday as people set off fireworks. The dry brush catches quickly and can overwhelm fire crews.

Today’s fire was reported to the San Diego Fire Department and crews were dispatched to the area. The California Highway Patrol blocked traffic on the right lane of southbound I-15.

Fire crews fought the blaze for over three hours before it was finally extinguished. The right lane was reopened and traffic is moving smoothly now.

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: Multiple car collision blocking lanes on I-15

TEMECULA, CA – A single-vehicle accident caused a string of collisions on the I-15 south, reported California Highway Patrol. 

Reports came in around 8:12 p.m. of a van that was facing the wrong direction in the emergency lane due to a collision with a grey SUV. Both vehicles blocked parts of the southbound lanes and traffic had slowed around the collision.

A few minutes later a blue Infinity SUV that had steered around the crash and into the right-hand lanes was rear-ended by another vehicle. A tow truck was called to the area of the collision to help clear the vehicles.

An ambulance was called to the area but it is currently unknown if anyone was transported to the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains unclear but several callers suggested it had something to do with Border Patrol in 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: Reminder of closures

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Department of Transportation reminded the public that they will be closing the eastbound SR-11 to northbound SR-125 connector ramp late Wednesday from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

This closure is a part of the SR-11/Otay Mesa East Port of Entry project. This project will create an updated border crossing for San Diego and the Baja California region. The port of entry will have an emphasis on smart and green technologies. This building will also improve air quality.

Tonight’s work will close the eastbound SR-11 to the northbound SR-125 connector ramp. The workers will complete the overhead bridge structures. The closure will last from 9:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m.

Motorists are advised they can use the La Media offramp as a detour to the northbound SR-125.

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: Ducks on highway impacting traffic

OCEANSIDE, CA – Officers received reports from travelers merging onto the SR-78 that a mother duck and her ducklings were in the gore point of the road and may cause traffic issues, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The gore point is a term for the section of road that is between an on-ramp or off-ramp and the main road. It is usually painted with white lines and helps traffic merge safely.

The CHP reported the issue to the nearest Animal Regulation Organization to ensure that the animals will be taken out of harm’s way.

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: Early morning collision blocked left lanes on I-15

SAN DIEGO, CA – A multiple car collision blocked the southbound left lanes on I-15 early Wednesday morning, reports California Department of Transportation.

The collision occurred around 1:00 a.m and officers were dispatched to the scene. Multiple vehicles collided, and the wrecks blocked the left lanes of the interstate.

The early timing of the collision did not impact most commuters in the area. However, the collision blocked the lefthand lanes for an hour while authorities towed away vehicles and cleaned up the debris.

The roadway was reopened around 2 a.m. and traffic is flowing freely now.

The cause of the collision is unknown at this time. Officers are investigating the sequence of events that led to the crash and more information will be provided as it 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.

 

Traffic News: Three-car collision blocks lane on I-15

TEMECULA, CA – A three-car collision blocked traffic on I-15 south near the Temecula parkway, reports California Highway Patrol.

A white Kia, a white Dodge Ram, and a construction truck collided on the 15. The collision occurred around 6:27 a.m. and the vehicles are blocking the #1 lane. The force of the collision spread debris across the roadway and officials are working to clean it up.

A tow truck was dispatched to the area to help remove the damaged vehicles. An ambulance has not been dispatched to the area and it is currently unknown if there are any significant injuries.

The cause of the collision is currently under investigation and more information will be provided as it 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.

Traffic News: CHP assist with construction issues

SAN DIEGO, CA – During night construction, many California Highway Patrol officials help guide traffic and closures, says Caltrans.

Tuesday evening, CHP specifically helped with one construction project on the I-8 west. Construction crews needed a break in traffic to fix signs and stripe sections of the road. It is important for the roadway to be free of vehicles as the paint dries, to keep a consistent amount of paint and to ensure there are no smears.

The CHP will help close all lanes for a while as the transportation and construction crews do their work. The closure will only be for a few minutes and should not impact very many drivers.

The highway crews and highway patrol play an important part in keeping drivers safe. The important upgrades to the roads, signs, and paints ensure that future drivers will be safe as well.

It is unknown what the exact time will be, but the impact to drivers should be minimal.

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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