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1 dead, 1 hospitalized after wrong-way crash on I-8 in Lakeside

LAKESIDE, CA – One person is dead, and a driver has been sent to the hospital following a wrong-way collision on I-8 in Lakeside early yesterday morning, according to FOX 5 San Diego and the Times of San Diego.

The crash happened on westbound I-8, near Dunbar Lane, at about 2 a.m., when at least two vehicles, possibly a sedan and an SUV, collided.

Multiple other vehicles crashed into debris that was strewn onto the roadway from the crash.

One person died as a result of the accident.

The wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital with severe, life-threatening wounds.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victims.

The crash happened after reports of a car driving recklessly and swerving between lanes while headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

The westbound lanes of I-8 were closed for multiple hours following the crash, which remains under investigation 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

17-year-old killed, 8 injured in multi-vehicle crash in Linda Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 17-year-old boy may have been speeding when he crashed in Linda Vista, resulting in his death and the serious injury of eight others late last night.

According to Fox 5 San Diego and NBC San Diego, the accident happened in the 2700 block of Genesee Avenue at about 11 p.m., when the 17-year-old driver of a 2010 Toyota Camry reportedly was traveling at a high rate of speed and in an unsafe manner.

He sideswiped a 2008 Nissan Altima, driven by another 17-year-old boy, and then crashed head-on into a 2020 Mazda 3 being operated by a 21-year-old woman.

Multiple agencies responded to the crash, and the jaws of life were needed to free some of the victims.

The driver of the Toyota was taken to an area hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

Two occupants of the Toyota suffered serious injuries as a result.

The woman driving the Mazda and two of her passengers were also taken to the hospital with serious wounds.

The driver of the Nissan and his two passengers suffered minor injuries.

Authorities believe that the group of teenagers was leaving a football game at nearby Kearny Senior High School.

The accident remains under investigation 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.

Head-on accident seriously injures two men on SR-94 in Jamul

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to local news, two men were seriously injured in a head-on car accident on State Route 94 in Jamul early on Thursday morning.

The 20-year-old Chula Vista driver of a 1999 Honda Civic veered into oncoming traffic on SR-94 near Vista Sage Lane at about 5:30 a.m. He struck a 2017 Subaru WRX in the eastbound lanes, injuring the 22-year-old San Diego resident.

Both men were transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital with major injuries. Thankfully, both expected to make a recovery from their injuries.

An initial investigation has concluded that alcohol was not a factor in the accident.

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.

Man injured in two-car, head-on crash in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was injured in a head-on car accident early in the morning in Oceanside on Wednesday, according to the CHP incident log.

A blue Ford Escape crashed head-on into a silver Hyundai in the 38600 block of Pala Temecula Road just after 5 a.m.

All parties were able to get out of their vehicles and were walking around and talking. However, one of the men involved had injured his stomach in the crash was suffering from pain in his abdomen. He was transported to a local hospital.

The cause of the accident remains unclear.

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.

Four-car crash injures five people in Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA – A head-on four-vehicle accident ended up with five people injured in the Otay Ranch area of Chula Vista on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Fox News San Diego, the driver of a black BMW SUV was speeding west on Palomar Street when they collided with three other cars near the corner of Santa Olivia Road at about 5:30 p.m. The black SUV first collided head-on with one and then hit two other vehicles.

Firefighters extricated two victims from their cars. These two were transported to a local hospital, along with another victim. The two other injured parties declined transportation.

An initial assessment believed that none of the victims’ injuries were life-threatening.

An investigation is ongoing and police are attempting to determine whether the driver of the SUV was under the influence when the crash happened.

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.

Cars crash head-on during winter weather in Santa Ysabel

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two vehicles crashed head-on while one of the vehicles was pulled over to put tire chains on State Route 79 in Santa Ysabel on Monday morning.

According to CHP, a driver had pulled to the side of State Route 79 to put tire chains on in the inclement weather near State Route 76. Another vehicle slid into the stopped vehicle and hit it head-on at about 9 a.m. The involved vehicles were a Ford Transit and a Ford Flatbed truck but it was unclear which was stopped.

An ambulance responded to the scene, however, injuries have not been confirmed.

This accident was just one of several reported on the dangerous roads during the winter weather over the weekend.

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.

Person airlifted to hospital with severe wounds from late-night Ramona crash

RAMONA, CA – One person was airlifted to the hospital following a head-on collision in Ramona late Saturday night.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the accident occurred near the intersection of Haverford Road and Highway 78 at 9:08 p.m.

A total of six people were involved in the crash, with one of those being airlifted to the hospital for the treatment of severe injuries.

The remaining five people suffered either minor or no injuries.

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.

Update: Man killed, woman seriously hurt in Ramona head-on collision

RAMONA, CA – A man was killed and a woman was severely injured when their two vehicles collided head-on in Ramona on Thursday.

According to the Times of San Diego, the previously-reported crash occurred on Julian Road (also known as State Route 78), near Magnolia Avenue, at about 6:45 p.m., when a 1998 Honda Civic crossed into the path of oncoming traffic.

The driver of the Honda, a 28-year-old man from Vista, collided head-on with a 2019 Ram pickup truck operated by a 56-year-old woman.

The male driver died at the scene.

The other driver was airlifted to the hospital in Escondido with serious injuries. She is expected to survive.

It is unknown if intoxicated driving played a role in the collision.

The accident remains under investigation 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.

Carlsbad man hospitalized following head-on collision

CARLSBAD, CA – One man was sent to the hospital in critical condition following a head-on collision involving two SUVs Tuesday afternoon.

According to the City News Sevice, the accident occurred at about 12:41 p.m. when a Honda CR-V collided with a Dodge Durango near the intersection of Alicante Road and Tanzanite Drive.

Police believe the 62-year-old man in the Honda was traveling at a  high rate of speed when he crossed the center line and collided head-on with the Dodge. The man in the Honda was rushed to a local hospital to be treated for critical, potentially life-threatening injuries following the crash.

The driver in the Dodge, a 44-year-old man from Oceanside, sustained minor injuries in the collision.

 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.

3 hospitalized following wrong-way hit-and-run crash in La Mesa

LA MESA, CA -Three people were sent to the hospital as the immediate result of a multi-vehicle wrong-way crash on a La Mesa freeway early Wednesday morning

According to KGTV, the accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. along State Route 125 near the Grossmont Boulevard intersection.

Investigators with the CHP believe a Honda Accord crashed into a Toyota SUV along the roadway before the driver responsible for the crash left his disabled vehicle, fleeing on foot.

A short time later, several vehicles came upon the crash at a high rate of speed and collided with the totaled vehicles in the roadway. At least three motorists involved in the second collision were hospitalized with unknown injuries.

No identifying information with regard to the wrong-way driver has been made 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.

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