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One person found dead after house in East SD catches fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – A person was killed in a house fire in East San Diego this afternoon, according to the Times of San Diego.

The blaze happened in the Teralta West neighborhood at about 3 p.m., in a one-story home in the 4100 block of Fairmount Avenue.

One person was found dead inside the building. Their identity was not immediately released.

Downed power lines reportedly made it dangerous for fire authorities to access the blaze. Despite the hazards, firefighters were able to get the fire under control within 15 minutes.

There is no word yet as to what started the fire, and authorities are continuing to investigate the blaze.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 on I-8 in La Mesa leads to traffic delays, lane closures

LA MESA, CA – Caltrans San Diego reported a collision early this morning that led to lane closures on eastbound I-8.

The crash occurred on eastbound I-8, near State Route 125 and the Grossmont Shopping Center, just after 5 a.m.

Caltrans reported that the two right lanes of the interstate were blocked as a result of the accident.

All lanes were reopened by 5:23 a.m.

The cause of the crash was not immediately released, and it is unclear if anyone was injured as a result.

Check back later for further updates on this developing news story.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Teen driver suffers liver wound, passenger hurt after crash in Point Loma Heights

SAN DIEGO, CA – An 18-year-old driver was seriously hurt, and another man suffered a leg injury during an allegedly speed-related crash in the Point Loma Heights area early yesterday.

According to ABC 10 News, the accident happened at about 12:20 a.m. in the 2700 block of Worden Street, when an 18-year-old driver collided with another vehicle that was making a left turn from Polack Avenue onto Worden.

The impact pushed one of the vehicles into five vehicles that were parked nearby.

The 18-year-old driver, who was reportedly traveling at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred, sustained a liver laceration during the crash. His passenger, identified only as a man in his 20s, suffered a leg fracture.

The second driver was not reported as injured.

The teenage driver was investigated for DUI, though it is unclear what the results of that evaluation were.

The identities of the passenger and drivers were not 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.

Man reportedly smashes into car, high school fence while intoxicated

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities are searching for a man believed to have crashed through a high school fence in the Lincoln Park area while under the influence on Friday night.

According to the Times of San Diego, the crash occurred near Lincoln High School, which is located at 4777 Imperial Avenue, at about 8:25 p.m., when the driver of a white Ford pickup truck crashed into a parked vehicle, and then into sturdy fencing around the high school.

The driver, described as acting suspiciously and as though intoxicated, then fled the scene on foot.

Authorities continue to search for him at this time.

No injuries were immediately reported from 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.

Teen driver taken to hospital after colliding with trees, home in Pacific Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA – A teenage boy was taken to the hospital yesterday after he collided with a house in the Pacific Beach area while allegedly under the influence, according to OnScene.TV.

The collision occurred near the intersection of Ingraham and Yosemite at about 12:15 a.m, when the teenage driver of a BMW lost control of the vehicle while traveling at a high rate of speed.

He went across the middle line, then collided with multiple trees and shrubs located in the yard of a home nearby. The BMW then crashed into the house itself, before it rolled over back onto the street, coming to rest upside down.

The victim, whose age and hometown were not immediately released, failed a field sobriety test and will be facing likely charges as a result.

He was taken to the hospital for the treatment of undisclosed injuries.

The occupants of the home were not reported as injured, though they were unable to safely remain inside the building due to damages from 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.

One person suffers burn injuries during Mount Hope house fire

SAN DIEGO, CA – One person was injured during a house fire late last night in the Mount Hope area, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The blaze began on Quail Street, near Market Street, at about 11:50 p.m., when a home caught fire.

An as-yet-unidentified victim was lying outside the home with severe burn injuries when firefighters arrived on the scene. The victim was taken to the hospital in unknown condition.

The home sustained severe damage from the fire, which led four people to be displaced from their residence.

The fire 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.

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.

Downed tree and alleged DUI accident lead to road closures in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, CA – The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported that a possible drunk-driving accident had led to road closures in San Marcos early this morning.

The accident happened near the intersection of N Twin Oaks Valley Road and San Marcos Boulevard, and was reported by authorities at 3:46 a.m.

A vehicle rolled over during the accident, which the SDCSO said involved a drunk driver.

A tree had fallen into the street, leading authorities to close the roadway during the cleanup efforts.

It is unknown if anyone was injured 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.

Man dead after crashing car during medical emergency in Jacumba

JACUMBA HOT SPRINGS, CA – A man collided with a median on I-8 while he was experiencing a medical emergency, leading to his death in the Jacumba area on Friday.

According to the Times of San Diego, the accident happened near Inkopah Park Road at about 12 p.m., as a 54-year-old man from El Cajon was experiencing a medical episode.

The man, operating a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, had pulled over to the side of the highway when his vehicle began to move again, and finally collided into the center median.

The victim was rescued by witnesses in the area, just as his vehicle caught fire.

A medivac helicopter was waiting to transport the victim to the hospital, but the victim died before the craft could take off.

No other injuries were reported 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.

21-year-old woman hurt after early-morning crash into pole in Rolando area

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 21-year-old woman was hurt after she collided with a utility pole early this morning in the Rolando area, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident occurred at about 2:45 a.m. in the 4500 block of College Avenue, when the driver failed to properly round a curve in the roadway. She went off the side of the road, then collided with a telephone pole.

The victim, who has yet to be publicly identified, was taken to the hospital for the treatment of non-critical wounds.

No other injuries were reported in 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.

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