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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

 

Carjacking and car crash leads to arrest

VISTA, CA – A car was stolen Wednesday around 3:00 p.m. when two men threatened the driver with bodily harm. The carjackers proceeded to lead police officers on a chase, reports Fox 5 San Diego.

The car was taken forcibly around 900 Postal Way. The suspects were Joseph Laxton, 26, and Ricardo Hernandez, 30, who police say are part of a local gang. Officers received a report of the carjacking and began searching for the vehicle.

An officer spotted it and relayed the location to a helicopter above. Laxton and Hernandez led police on what was described as a “brief chase,” before crashing into a curb.

Both men ran away from the crash on foot and were later arrested. Laxton and Hernandez are expected to be arraigned in numerous felony counts including carjacking, hit-and-run, the threat of death or great bodily injury, felon in possession of a firearm, possession of illegal drugs, as well as being in a gang.

Officers are continuing their investigations.

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.

Early morning collision on Valley Center Road

ESCONDIDO, CA – A single-car accident blocked traffic on Valley Center Road Wednesday, reports California Highway Patrol.

The driver of an SUV lost control and collided with a fence on the side of the road around 2:54 a.m. Local fire officials were called to the scene to help clear the collision.

A tow truck was called to the area. The driver’s family asked to take the SUV but still allowed the tow truck to remove the vehicle from the area.

The driver was not transported to the hospital but was reported to have minimal injuries. Officers are investigating what caused the SUV to lose control. Valley Center Road was reopened for traffic after the tow truck removed the vehicle.

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.

Police chase leads to standoff on roof

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man was arrested after he led officers on a chase, crashed his car, and then hid on a roof, Monday morning reports 10 News San Diego.

When officers attempted to stop a Kia at around 12:20 a.m. on Monday, the driver sped away. Officers followed the vehicle and observed the suspect driving recklessly.

The driver later crashed into a pole on Marilou Road, then ran from the vehicle on foot through backyards, fences, and finally a roof on Brookline Street.

The suspect refused to come down until officers put away their weapons. A local fire crew was called to the scene to offer a ladder. The stand-off lasted for 45 minutes before he finally surrendered.

Officers believe the suspect was driving under the influence. The man will also be charged with felony evasion.

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.

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