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Wheel detaches from pickup truck, strikes two vehicles in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, CA – A wheel flew off a woman’s car, then struck the vehicle of an Escondido Police officer, in a San Marcos crash yesterday that left the officer with injuries, according to the Times of San Diego. 

The collision occurred on State Route 78, near Twin Oaks Valley Road, at about 12 p.m., when a wheel came off the back of a 2015 Chevrolet pickup truck, operated by a 40-year-old woman from Vista.

The wheel flew over to the opposite side of the highway, striking a Ford Explorer Police Interceptor, then a 2020 Chevrolet Silverado behind it.

The officer sustained minor injuries during the crash.

The female driver and the driver of the Chevrolet, a 22-year-old Escondido man, were not immediately reported as injured.

It is not clear what caused the wheel to detach from the vehicle.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Rollover truck accident closes lanes on I-8 in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – Closures were necessary to clear the scene of a rollover tractor-trailer accident on Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Tuesday afternoon.

According to CHP, the accident was reported on eastbound I-8 near SR-79 at noon. A white tractor-trailer had overturned and was lying on its side in the freeway lanes. Passersby immediately noticed that movement was coming from inside the truck and pulled over to help but were not able to get the driver out until firefighters arrived.

The driver was not injured.

Meanwhile, high winds had made it necessary to close the area to high profile vehicles while also preventing crews from fully removing the truck. It was dragged off the main lanes and left until the winds died down.

Also, during the time crews were working at the scene, which was blocked off by cones, a speeding driver ran through the cones, endangering workers, then drove off.

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.

Multi-vehicle collision reported on Jamacha Blvd.

SAN DIEGO, CA – Troopers with the California Highway Patrol responded to a multi-vehicle collision east of downtown San Diego Thursday morning.

According to the CHP, the accident occurred within the 10000 block of Jamacha Boulevard just east of the intersection with Sweetwater Springs Boulevard at about 8 a.m.

Troopers at the scene have reported both a black Chevrolet truck and a gray Mazda sedan were involved in the collision with one of the vehicles blocking the right lane.

The driver in the Mazda suffered a broken back prior to the crash.  It is unclear whether her injuries were worsened as a result.

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 crashes into hydrant, apartment building, creating electrocution risk in Santee

SANTEE, CA – A car collided with a fire hydrant and an apartment building, creating what the San Diego Sheriff considered to be an extreme hazard in Santee this morning, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The accident happened around 5:30 a.m. at the intersection of Woodside Ave and N Magnolia Ave when a driver crashed into a fire hydrant, then into an apartment building.

The vehicle struck a utility box, causing the water from the hydrant to become charged, authorities feared.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Office warned people to avoid the area due to the serious risk of electrocution.

No injuries have been reported 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.

Vehicle crashes into large rock on roadway in El Cajon

EL CAJON, CA – A vehicle crashed into a boulder this morning in El Cajon near Cuyamaca Business Park. According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident occurred on State Route 67 north of Broadway Street at around 7:09 a.m.

A motorist was traveling northbound on SR-67 in his black Escalade when he crashed into a boulder sitting in the middle lane. The vehicle was significantly damaged in the accident; however, the driver did not report any injuries.

Traffic was delayed while a cleanup crew removed the rock.

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.

Driver’s windshield cracked by truck debris in San Diego

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver reported windshield damage due to debris from another vehicle this morning. According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 1400 East Palomar Street at around 8:11 a.m.

The victim told the police that they were traveling behind a Sand and Graves construction truck when a rock flew off the back of the truck and into the victim’s windshield. The windshield was badly cracked from the impact.

No injuries were reported at the time of 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.

Object seen flying from vehicle on Carbine Way

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Highway Patrol reported an object flying from a vehicle this morning in San Diego. According to the report, the incident occurred at 4702 Carbine Way at around 11:39 a.m. A witness called the authorities and told them they had seen something come off the back of a car and into the roadway.

At this time, it’s not clear if anyone was injured or if any collision happened because of the incident. We caution drivers in the area to slow down and be alert. Our team will continue to monitor the situation and post an update if any new information is released to the public.

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 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.

Cow on the roadway in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A cow was loose on the roadway this morning in El Cajon. According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident was reported at around 10:37 a.m. A motorist in a red truck called in the report, telling police officers that a loose cow was running on and off the roadway at San Felipe Road and State Route 79.

Drivers in the area were having to drive carefully in order to avoid an accident. It took the authorities about thirty minutes to get the cow wrangled. At this time, no accident have been reported from the loose animal. Our team will 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.

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.

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