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2 people hurt after allegedly drunk driver runs stop sign in Mountain View

SAN DIEGO, CA – A suspected drunk driver is said to have run a stop sign in Mountain View yesterday, causing himself and another driver to be injured, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened at 6:08 p.m. in the 400 block of S 45th Street, when the 35-year-old driver of a black 2012 Ford Fusion allegedly ran a stop sign.

The Fusion collided with a red 2003 Ford Ranger pickup truck being driven by a 49-year-old man, then collided with a parked vehicle. That parked vehicle then struck a second automobile.

The driver of the Ranger sustained a broken leg in the crash.

The other driver suffered a laceration to the head. He is thought to have been under the influence at the time of the crash.

Authorities continue to investigate 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 dead, driver facing charges after fatal Del Mar Heights hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in Del Mar Heights yesterday afternoon, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The crash happened on Del Mar Heights Road, near Crest Canyon Park, at about 2:15 p.m., when a man attempted to cross the street mid-block.

He was struck by the driver of a 2004 Saturn Vue who then fled the scene.

The victim, who has not been publicly identified pending family notification, was taken to a hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.

50-year-old Raul Garcia is suspected to have been the driver. He reportedly pulled over a few blocks from the scene, then returned to the crash after speaking to witnesses.

Garcia was taken into police custody on charges of felony hit-and-run.

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.

30-year-old man seriously hurt by hit-and-run driver near Fashion Valley mall

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 30-year-old pedestrian was seriously hurt after being hit by a driver who then fled the scene of the accident in Mission Valley yesterday afternoon.

According to FOX 5 San Diego, the accident happened near the Fashion Valley shopping center located at 7007 Friars Road at about 4 p.m.

A 30-year-old man was walking in a crosswalk leading from a parking area when he was struck by the driver of a blue or black Chevrolet Blazer. The driver then fled the scene.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was taken to the hospital with severe injuries that were not considered to be life-threatening.

Authorities are continuing to investigate 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.

19-year-old and passenger killed after car goes down embankment in Vista

VISTA, CA – Two people, including a 19-year-old driver, were killed in a collision northeast of Vista late Thursday night, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened near Lawrence Welk Lane and Lawrence Welk Court at about 10:30 p.m., when the 19-year-old driver of a 2016 Toyota Scion went down the side of an embankment.

The 19-year-old, who was a resident of Vista, and his male passenger died at the scene.

Their identities were not immediately released pending family notification.

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 bicyclist severely injured by hit-and-run driver in San Marcos

SAN MARCOS, CA – A 71-year-old bicyclist was hospitalized after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in San Marcos on Thursday evening, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident occurred on Woodland Parkway, near Fulton Road, at about 7:50 p.m., when a 71-year-old man riding a bicycle was struck from behind by the driver of a 2013-16 Audi A4. The driver then drove away from the scene.

The bicyclist was taken to the hospital for the treatment of severe wounds.

Authorities continue to investigate the collision, and are asking those with any information on the crash to contact police at 760-510-5042.

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 killed in Friday-night pedestrian accident in Grantville neighborhood

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was killed after being struck by a driver in the Grantville area last night, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened in the 6100 block of Mission Gorge Road, near Twain Avenue, before 8:15 p.m., when a male pedestrian was struck by the driver of a 2018 Nissan Altima, a 39-year-old woman.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Authorities do not believe the driver was under the influence. Their investigation continues 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.

16-year-old girl killed, woman injured in multi-vehicle rollover crash near SeaWorld

SAN DIEGO, CA – A 16-year-old girl was killed, and a woman was injured in a multi-vehicle rollover crash near SeaWorld yesterday afternoon, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened near the intersection of Ingraham Street and Dana Landing Road at about 4:45 p.m., when a 16-year-old driver operating a 2008 Ford Fusion shifted lanes due to slowed traffic.

The Fusion collided with a 2016 Ford Escape, operated by a 26-year-old woman, which then collided with a 2015 Nissan Sentra driven by a 23-year-old man.

The Fusion overturned in the crash, leading to the death of a front-seat passenger, a 16-year-old girl, at the scene.

The driver of the Escape sustained minor injuries in the accident.

The collision remains under investigation.

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 killed in apparent solo-vehicle crash on I-5

SAN DIEGO, CA – A motorcyclist was killed in what appears to be a solo-vehicle accident on I-5 yesterday evening, according to FOX 5 San Diego.

Authorities responded at about 5:45 p.m. to the crash on northbound I-5, near the Mission Bay Golf Course and Balboa Avenue.

The motorcycle was found in the right lane, with the operator, who was not immediately identified, found dead on the shoulder.

It is unclear what led to the crash at this point.

Authorities closed two lanes for a short time as they worked the crash, with all lanes open again by 6:35 p.m.

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 on SR-905 leads to lane closures and traffic delays

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire on State Route 905 led to lane closures and traffic delays in the Ocean View Hills area this evening, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The accident happened in the Ocean View Hills neighborhood on eastbound SR-905 (Otay Mesa Freeway), near Caliente Avenue, at about 5:15 p.m.

Authorities blocked the right two lanes of the highway as they worked the accident.

It is unclear if anyone was injured as a result.

All lanes were open again by 6:04 p.m.

No further details are 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.

One killed, one injured after National City apartment catches fire

NATIONAL CITY, CA – One person was killed, and another was injured after an apartment complex in National City caught fire this morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The incident occurred in a unit at the National City Park Apartments complex, located on E 24th Street and F Avenue, at about 11:20 a.m.

One person was killed in the blaze, and another was sent to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

The flames were contained to one unit and were knocked down in about 10 minutes.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation.

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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