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Car takes down power lines in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – Authorities responded to a single-vehicle crash that took down a telephone pole on a Temecula area backroad on Thursday morning.

According to CHP, a silver Chrysler 300 went off the road, down an embankment, and struck the telephone near the intersection of Avenida la Cresta and Via Entrada just before 7:30 a.m. The car was about 50 feet down the embankment.

The telephone pole was broken at the bottom and power lines were down across the road. It took emergency crews about an hour to clear the scene and reopen the road.

Injuries have not been confirmed.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Accident backs up traffic on I-805

SAN DIEGO, CA – An car accident on northbound Interstate 805 was backing up traffic mid-afternoon on Friday, according to Caltrans on Twitter.


The accident was near the exit for Home Avenue, and was reported shortly before 1:30 p.m.

Footage from the accident scene showed emergency vehicles, including an ambulance, but injuries have not been confirmed. The image also shows traffic piling up in the other northbound lanes.

Authorities were able to quickly clear the scene and reopen the lanes.

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.

Road-rage incident leads to crash, pepper-spray

SAN DIEGO, CA – A road-rage incident ended in a crash and one woman pepper-spraying another earlier in the week, according to 10 News.

Authorities are still investigating the circumstances that led to two women racing down Interstate 8 at about 100 MPH between Mission Valley and Ocean Beach. When the silver car and white SUV exited at Sunset Cliffs Boulevard, the driver of the silver car began ramming the other vehicle. She then forced the white SUV to crash into the center median.

The two drivers exited their vehicles for a confrontation, which is when the driver of the SUV used pepper-spray to subdue the other woman’s aggressive behavior.

Police arrived on the scene to conflicting stories from the women. One claimed that both were dating the same man. The driver of the SUV claimed she had never met the other driver.

No one has been arrested, but the investigation continues.

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.

Minor injuries reported in Cypress Glen hit-and-run

SAN DIEGO, CA – Minor injuries were reported in a Tuesday morning hit-and-run accident, according to the CHP traffic incident tracker.

A blue van struck a silver Mazda before driving away on the righthand side of State Route 54 westbound. The incident was on the connector ramp to Interstate 805.

Police arrived on the scene by 9:52 a.m. and found that the female driver of the Mazda had sustained minor injuries in the crash.

The Mazda was quickly moved from the righthand lane where it was blocking traffic to the shoulder. It was extensively damaged in the collision and had to be towed from the scene.

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.

Hazardous material spill closes SR 78

SAN DIEGO, CA – An on-ramp to State Route 78 eastbound was closed for at least two hours following a hazardous material incident Wednesday.

CHP reported that there were chemical containers in the roadway before 8 a.m. on Wednesday in Oceanside. The containers were filled with muriatic acid.

The spill was on the edge of the ramp and near the meter light at Sycamore Avenue.

The cleanup team was a collaboration of the San Diego Fire Department, the San Diego Health Department, and the California Department of Transportation.

The incident was resolved before noon on Wednesday.

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.

Caltrans spread awareness for Stop on Red

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Department of Transportation is bringing awareness to red-light runners and the accidents they cause.

In their Twitter feed, Caltrans San Diego posted a graphic from AAA about the 31% of drivers who admit to running red lights in 2018. According to AAA, 31% of drivers in a 2018 survey admitted of running a red light in the previous 30 days.

Caltrans added that many traffic deaths and many more injuries are caused by red-light runners every year.

This week is National Stop on Red week. Stay on the safe side.

 

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 burns while still rolling in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A car fire fully engulfed a small vehicle on State Route 125 in El Cajon on Wednesday afternoon.

The fire was reported on CHP just before 2 p.m., involving a Toyota Prius in the southbound lanes of SR 125. All occupants were out of the vehicle that was reported still rolling as it smoked and showing flames underneath.

The vehicle rolled to the off-ramp for Grossmont College Drive and was reported to be fully engulfed in flames.

No one was injured in the incident.

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 reported in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle fire was reported in Temecula on Wednesday afternoon, according to the area traffic incident tracker.

The fire was reported on state highway 371 in the area of Wilson Valley Road. A truck was burning and the engine was one fire.

The report noted that a male was running around the vehicle but did not detail whether there were other occupants in the truck.

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.

At least one injured in Temecula accident

TEMECULA, CA – At least one person was injured in an accident on State Route 74 Tuesday morning, according to area CHP reports.

The accident was reported at about 10:45 a.m. on State Route 74 near Steinhoff Avenue. A man in a Toyota Rav4 stuck a second Rav4 and a Chevrolet Malibu.

One of the vehicles was turned the wrong way from the force of the collision.

An ambulance was called to the scene but details have not been 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.

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