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Truck driver killed after fiery crash on I-8 in Pine Valley

PINE VALLEY, CA – A truck driver was killed last night when their semi plunged off a bridge on I-8, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The semi had been traveling west between Buckman Springs Road and Sunrise Highway when it ran off the road at about 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The truck subsequently caught fire and created a small vegetation blaze in the area. Fortunately, firefighters were able to douse the flames before they could spread further.

California Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least one person was killed as a result of the crash. They are working to determine if anyone else was in the truck at the time, and whether alcohol or drugs were factors.

I-8 westbound was closed in the area for some time following the crash. Traffic was diverted onto Old Highway 80 while responders worked the scene.

The bridge will be checked for structural damage.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Accident reported on I-5 near border

SAN DIEGO, CA – An accident has been reported on I-5 northbound at Exit 1A, close to the Mexican border, according to 511 San Diego.

The incident occurred sometime before 6:26 a.m. today, and seems to have drawn a response from the California Highway Patrol.

No further details are available at this time, and it is unclear whether anyone was injured.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

CHP on scene of accident on SR-78 in Vista

VISTA, CA – The California Highway Patrol responded to a collision on eastbound SR-78/Ronald Reagan Parkway in Vista this morning, according to their logs.

The incident happened just west of Civic Center Drive shortly before 9 a.m. today. Three vehicles were involved, including a black BMW sedan that required a tow truck.

No injuries have been reported at this time. We will endeavor to update this blog if that information changes.

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.

Vehicle fire blocks NB I-15 ahead of Mission Rd

FALLBROOK, CA – A vehicle fire blocked the right lane of northbound I-15 south of Mission Road yesterday afternoon, Caltrans reports.

The incident was reported at 4;24 p.m. on May 12. While the tweet in question referred to the cross street as Mission Avenue, that appears to have been an error.

It is unclear whether anyone was injured in the vehicle fire. We will provide further updates if that information is clarified.

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.

Ambulance called to 3-vehicle collision in Jamul

JAMUL, CA – An ambulance has been called to the scene of a three-vehicle crash in the town of Jamul, about 12 miles east of La Mesa, according to the California Highway Patrol’s online log.

The collision took place on Lawson Valley Road near Shady Hollow Lane and involved a Ford F-350 with a travel trailer, a Toyota Prius, and a second Toyota of unknown model. CHP units were on the scene by 9:14 a.m.

Authorities believe the Toyotas collided head-on with one another, and that the driver of the Prius may have been impaired.

This is a developing story and will be updated with additional details if possible.

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.

Elderly couple injured when car hits La Jolla coffee shop

SAN DIEGO, CA – Three people were seriously injured when a vehicle crashed into the back of Harry’s Coffee Shop in La Jolla on Wednesday afternoon.

According to Fox News San Diego, an elderly driver stepped on the gas instead of the brake pedal, sending him and his passenger through the back of the shop in the 7500 block of Girard Avenue at about 10 a.m.

Medics transported the elderly couple from the vehicle to Scripps Memorial Hospital. A third, who had been inside the shop and sustained minor injuries, received treatment at the scene.

Authorities evacuated the shop and some of the surrounding buildings while attending to a gas leak.

After the crash, a building inspector was contacted as well as the health department for the county.

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.

Car fire blocks fire on Interstate 8 in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire on Interstate 8 was blocking one freeway lane on Wednesday afternoon, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The vehicle was in the eastbound lanes where it began to catch fire near Greenfield Drive around 4 p.m.

One right lane was blocked by the burning vehicle and the emergency response teams. Traffic in the remaining lanes, in both directions, slowed in the area of the scene.

There is no word on whether anyone was injured.

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.

Speed suspected factor in Temecula I-15 accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – Speed was suspected as a factor in a multi-vehicle accident that happened on Interstate 15 in Temecula on Wednesday morning.

According to CHP, a yellow Kia sedan, a red SUV, and a black Nissan Altima were involved in the accident in the northbound lanes near Bundy Canyon Road at about 6:30 a.m.

The driver of the Nissan was reported to have been at speeds around 100 mph before the crash happened.

Further information about the crash has not yet been released. We will update this story should more information become 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 detained after multi-vehicle crash in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police detained a passenger after the vehicle crashed on an Interstate 5 offramp in Oceanside on Wednesday morning.

According to CHP, a white Scion and a grey Ford crashed on the Las Pulgas Road offramp from northbound I-5 at about 12:15 a.m.

No one was injured in the accident.

However, when authorities arrived, they opted to detain two people—including a passenger in one of the vehicles. The reasons for this are unclear 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.

Motorcyclist injured after crashing with a car on I-15

SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after crashing with a car on Interstate 15 in the Tierrasanta area on Tuesday afternoon.

According to CHP, the motorcycle went down, throwing the rider, in the southbound lanes of I-15 after crashing with another vehicle near Balboa Avenue at about 4:45 p.m.

A passerby quickly acted to help the injured rider get out of the road until emergency crews were able to arrive and assess them for injuries.

The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear whether the other driver was injured.’

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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