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2 people taken to hospital after El Cajon house fire, 8 displaced

EL CAJON, CA – Two people were hospitalized after a house fire that displaced eight people and destroyed a building in El Cajon early this morning, according to NBC San Diego.

The two-alarm fire was reported at about 3:20 a.m. in the 1700 block of Hacienda Drive.

One of the victims, an elderly man, was sent to the hospital with mild injuries, according to the report. Another person was sent as well, for the treatment of smoke inhalation injuries.

The house was destroyed in the blaze, and a total of eight people and a dog have been displaced as a result.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Pedestrian killed after being hit by OC Line train near Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, CA – A pedestrian was killed early yesterday morning after being hit by a Metrolink train near the San Clemente Pier and Oceanside stations, according to MyNewsLA.

OC Line train 603, headed for Los Angeles, struck a person, whose identity was not revealed, at about 5:35 a.m. The victim died of injuries sustained during the collision.

The circumstances surrounding the accident were not made immediately available.

Metrolink authorities stopped the train and were attempting to find alternative routes for the affected passengers.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

At least one person dead in Oceanside rollover accident

OCEANSIDE, CA – At least one person is dead following a two-vehicle collision in Oceanside yesterday afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.

The crash happened on College Boulevard, located beneath Vista Way (SR-78), just after 3 p.m. when a red sedan and a blue Tesla collided.

One of the vehicles rolled over during the crash, resulting in two people being trapped inside. Multiple agencies worked to rescue the victims from the wreckage.

It is unclear at this time which vehicle the deceased victim was in.

Authorities did not release the identities of the victims or the circumstances surrounding 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.

Pedestrian killed in S Coast Hwy accident in Encinitas

ENCINITAS, CA – A woman died after being hit by a car in the Encinitas area last night despite the efforts of bystanders and the driver to aid her, according to ABC 10 News.

The accident happened in the 2600 block of South Coast Highway, also called 101 Highway, at about 8 p.m. when the victim, a woman in her 50s, was hit by a vehicle.

The driver immediately stopped to render aid to the pedestrian, as did multiple bystanders.

Despite this, the victim, who has not been publicly identified, died of her injuries after being taken to the hospital.

The driver is not believed to have been under the influence when the crash happened and is reportedly cooperating with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident 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.

Man dead after Chula Vista pedestrian accident

CHULA VISTA, CA – A man died as a result of a pedestrian accident in Chula Vista last night, according to ABC 10 News.

The accident occurred at about 9:30 p.m. at Del Monte Avenue and Main Street when a man was struck by a vehicle.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, was taken to the hospital and there, died of injuries sustained during the collision.

Authorities do not believe the driver, who remained at the scene following the crash and has reportedly cooperated with police, was under the influence when the collision happened.

The driver was not reported as injured.

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.

One dead in La Mesa car accident possibly caused by reckless driving

LA MESA, CA – A crash that was caused at least partially by reckless driving, according to ABC 10 News reports, led to the death of one person in La Mesa last night.

The accident happened in the westbound lanes of I-8, near SR-125, just before 10 p.m. when two vehicles collided.

One of the drivers was reportedly driving recklessly before their vehicle crashed into a divider wall.

Authorities did not identify the person who died, nor did they release the circumstances surrounding the crash.

Three lanes of the interstate were blocked off following the accident and remained closed this morning.

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.

Man crashes into Border Patrol truck, jumps into ocean naked to avoid police capture in Del Mar

DEL MAR, CA – A man attempted to escape police capture on Thursday by jumping naked into the ocean after he had crashed a car into a Border Patrol truck.

According to 10 News, the accident happened near the intersection of 15th Street and Coast Boulevard at about 1:30 a.m. when police attempted to pull over a man driving without a license plate or lights.

The driver, operating a blue Smart car, refused to stop, and instead crashed his vehicle into an empty Border Patrol truck a few minutes later.

After the crash, the driver fled the scene on foot, headed towards the beach.

The suspect, now wearing no clothes, jumped into the ocean, where he stayed for two hours in an attempt to avoid police capture.

He was taken into police custody around 4:15 a.m.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision and the identity of the driver.

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.

Rollover crash in Chula Vista leads to traffic delays

CHULA VISTA, CA – A rollover collision in Chula Vista led to traffic delays yesterday afternoon, according to a tweet by the Caltrans San Diego.

 

The accident, which involved at least one vehicle rolling over an unspecified number of times, happened on northbound I-5 near J Street.

Caltrans reported the accident at 2:53 p.m.

Authorities did not report the identity of the driver or if anyone was injured in the collision.

A subsequent tweet by Caltrans stated that the accident was cleared from the roadway at 3:27 p.m.

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.

Two people seriously injured in high-speed Escondido collision

ESCONDIDO, CA – Two people were seriously hurt in a rollover collision involving a speeding vehicle in Escondido Friday morning, according to the Times-Advocate.

The accident occurred at Valley Parkway and I-15 at about 10:45 a.m. when a white 2019 Lexus IS350 and a black 2001 Mercedes E320 collided and trapped both drivers within the wreckage.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 46-year-old man from Vista, was allegedly driving at a high rate of speed when he went over the median and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

The Mercedes then collided with the Lexus, driven by a 52-year-old woman from Escondido, before rolling over multiple times, catching fire, and trapping both drivers.

The two were extricated from the wreckage, then were taken to the hospital with severe injuries.

The collision 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.

Man with part of cheek bitten off in jail suing San Diego County

SAN DIEGO, CA – San Diego County is being sued for allegedly failing to provide medical care and prevent an attack against an inmate in San Diego Central Jail last year that resulted in a man losing part of his cheek.

According to Fox 5 San Diego, the plaintiff, 26-year-old Miguel Lucas, claims that a deputy named Deputy Gustafson, among other unnamed individuals, failed to stop the attack that occurred on June 4, 2019, in which another inmate bit off part of the plaintiff’s cheek.

Lucas also claims that multiple officers posed and took photographs with the piece of his cheek after the fight and mocked his fighting prowess.

The plaintiff alleges that after the attack, a nurse purposefully failed to tend to his wounds, resulting in a scar and multiple infections.

The suit also alleges that the jail purposefully ignored a doctor’s consultation for a plastic surgeon after the attack, because the system did not want to pay for the specialist doctor, instead allowing him to become “permanently disfigured.”

Lucas claims that the attacker, Reginald Harmon, 35, was incorrectly placed in the main jail area instead of a mental health unit. This occurred despite the alleged attacker showing multiple violent mental health episodes, according to the suit. The lawsuit also claims that the San Diego Central Jail consistently failed to provide proper mental health care for its inmates over the years.

Lucas claims that despite filing multiple complaints, the paperwork “went missing” in an attempt at a cover-up.

The plaintiff reportedly filed a similar suit in December, but it was rejected a few months later.

Representatives from San Diego law enforcement gave no comment, reportedly due to the ongoing nature of the suit.

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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