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Single vehicle collision sends one to the hospital

SAN DIEGO, CA – A grey sedan crashed into the traffic attenuators on the 805 Wednesday, reports California Highway Patrol.

A single-vehicle swerved into the traffic attenuators around 9:15 on the 805 near the SR-54. Reports from other drivers described for police that the collision sent smoke and dirt everywhere and popped the lock on the trunk. The driver was taken to the hospital with major injuries.

After the driver was taken to the hospital a tow truck removed the disabled vehicle and the highway patrol initiated a break in traffic for the traffic inspector. The inspector will look at the crash cushions and judge whether they need to be replaced.

Officers are investigating the collision and what could have caused the sedan to overcorrect. It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol were a factor.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

EL CAJON, CA – A collision on I-8 east was considered a hit-and-run when the driver of a black pickup ran away on foot, reports California Highway Patrol.

The crash was reported around 5:43 p.m. A Chevy Silverado and a red Honda Civic collided with each other. After the truck impacted the other cars, the driver took off on foot.

The collision blocked one lane near the right-hand side of the roadway.

An ambulance was called to the scene and transported the driver of the Honda to the hospital. The severity of their injuries is unknown at this time.

A tow truck pulled the damaged vehicles off the road to allow traffic to pass. Officers on the scene investigated the collision and are looking into the suspect that ran away. More information will be provided on the injured driver and suspect 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.

UPDATE: A semi-truck fire destroys stock of Beef

LAKESIDE, CA – A fire started on a semi-truck on the I-8 Monday and the contents were a complete loss, reports NBC 7 San Diego.

This is an update from a previous article written. When the fire department received word of the fire, they were unable to tell what caused the fire.

Investigation of the destroyed trailer found the brakes overheated causing the fire to spread from the tires to the trailer. The fire began before 11:30 and traffic in both directions had to be closed because of the smoke.

It was later discovered that the 41,000 pounds of beef being transported by the semi was destroyed. The fire was extinguished within an hour and traffic was able to move through smoothly after.

There were no injuries due to the fire and officers believe the faulty brakes were the main reason the truck was engulfed quickly.

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.

 

Semi-versus-car crash blocks lanes in Oceanside

OCEANSIDE, CA – A semi truck and a smaller vehicle collided on the I-5 south near Las Pulgas, blocking the slow lane, reports California Highway Patrol.

An 18-wheeler and a passenger vehicle collided around 3:07 p.m. on the 5 southbound. The resulting wreck blocked the slow lane. One of the drivers was directing traffic outside of the vehicle to ensure no other vehicles would crash into them.

A tow truck was called to the scene to remove the disabled vehicles. Because of the nature of the crash and the size of the 18-wheeler, officers had to initiate a traffic break to clear the area.

An ambulance was called to the area but it is unknown if anyone was transported to the hospital. Officers do not believe alcohol or drugs were a factor. They are also investigating the sequence of events leading up to the crash.

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: Closed off-ramps have disrupted drivers

SAN DIEGO, CA -Four drivers found themselves stuck and scared Tuesday night after finding the final I-5 off-ramp was closed, reports California Highway Patrol.

On the I-5 south, construction closures have been impacting night time traffic. Drivers missed a sign on the road informing them the final off-ramp on the I-5 was closed.

The California Highway Patrol drove to the area the cars were stuck and found three more had made the same error. The CHP was able to help the cars navigate a safe turn around through the center divider. The seven cars made it to another exit safely.

The California Transportation Department reported there are signs near the Camino De La Plaza reporting the exit is closed, however, drivers may not have noticed it.

Officers are investigating whether the signage could have turned around from weather or if it is in a poor location for drivers to acknowledge.

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: Vehicle collision blocking SR-54 lane

SAN DIEGO, CA – A white Toyota sedan crashed into a black Jeep on I-805, causing injuries and blocking one lane, reports California Highway Patrol. 

Numerous calls came in around 8:00 p.m. reporting a black Jeep blocking the right-hand lane. A white Toyota sedan was reported driving precariously on I-805 south when it collided with a black Jeep, which collided with the center divider.

The driver of the Jeep was taken out of his vehicle to the side of the road because of a wound in his chest and a gasoline leak. An ambulance was called to transport him to the hospital.

A tow truck was called to remove the disabled cars. Officers are investigating the accident and the sequence of events leading up to it.

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.

Crash into hydrant floods Pacific Beach street

SAN DIEGO, CA –  An auto transport truck collided with a fire hydrant in Pacific Beach Tuesday evening, reports 10 News San Diego.

A trailer carrying numerous vehicles crashed into a fire hydrant around 6:30 p.m. Tuesday evening. The hydrant was on the 2700 block of Garnet Avenue.

The driver of the transport stopped immediately when discovering what had happened. The San Diego Fire-Rescue crews were dispatched to the scene to stop the flow of water from the hydrant.

Officials were worried about the damage the water could cause to area businesses. The San Diego Police Department investigated the accident and helped fire crews speak to businesses in the area. It is unknown what caused the collision 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.

Traffic News: Large hazard blocking traffic

EL CAJON, CA – A large traffic hazard was reported at 5:39 a.m. Tuesday morning on the SR-79 reports California Highway Patrol.

A semi-truck accidentally dropped its load on the northbound and southbound lanes of the SR-79.

Around 80,000 pounds of woodchips were scattered across both lanes. A tow truck was requested to the area to pull the disabled truck off the road.

Traffic is completely stopped until the hazard is cleared from the area. Officers are investigating the cause of the hazard and the sequence of events leading to the driver dropping the load on the road.

It is unknown how long it will take to remove the hazard.

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 overturned on east lanes of I-8

EL CAJON, CA – A grey sedan overturned on Interstate 8 around 4:17 Monday, reports California Highway Patrol.

A woman driving a grey sedan overcorrected while driving on I-8 and slammed into the center divider. The force of the crash caused the vehicle to roll over into the dirt on the opposite side of the road.

Numerous callers reported the collision. A good Samaritan helped the driver out of the car and waited with her until officials arrived. An ambulance was dispatched to the area to transport the driver to the hospital.

A tow truck was able to roll the vehicle back onto the tires and remove it from the roadway. Officers are investigating the cause of the accident and the sequence of events leading up to it.

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.

Semi-truck fire closes I-8 east and westbound

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck fire began around 11:30 on the westbound I-8 Monday, reports NBC San Diego 7.

The California Highway Patrol received reports of a big-rig on fire on the I-8 westbound Monday afternoon. The truck had stopped in the area of Los Coches and Jennings Park Roads. Fire crews were quickly dispatched to the area to work on the fire.

All traffic was stopped east and west of the blaze because the smoke was making travel in the area hazardous.  First-responders got the fire extinguished quickly and the east lanes were opened first when the smoke had dissipated.

Some reports from witnesses believe they heard explosions, but it is unknown at this time what the semi was transporting.

All lanes are now opened for traffic. Fire officials are investigating what may have caused the semi to catch fire.

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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