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Injuries reported after semi strikes sedan near Camp Pendleton

SAN DIEGO, CA – A collision between a semi truck and a sedan this morning resulted in unknown injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP units arrived at the scene of the crash on northbound I-5 ahead of Las Pulgas Road shortly after 11 a.m. today. A white semi truck had collided with a tan sedan, and both vehicles had since been pulled to the side of the road.

The exact nature and number of the injuries remains unclear at this time. We will attempt to update this blog if we learn more.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

Truck driver killed after fiery crash on I-8 in Pine Valley

PINE VALLEY, CA – A truck driver was killed last night when their semi plunged off a bridge on I-8, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The semi had been traveling west between Buckman Springs Road and Sunrise Highway when it ran off the road at about 7:50 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12. The truck subsequently caught fire and created a small vegetation blaze in the area. Fortunately, firefighters were able to douse the flames before they could spread further.

California Highway Patrol has confirmed that at least one person was killed as a result of the crash. They are working to determine if anyone else was in the truck at the time, and whether alcohol or drugs were factors.

I-8 westbound was closed in the area for some time following the crash. Traffic was diverted onto Old Highway 80 while responders worked the scene.

The bridge will be checked for structural damage.

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.

Tractor-trailer rear-ends sedan on I-15 in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – A tractor-trailer struck a sedan from behind in an early morning incident on Interstate 15 in the Oceanside area on Tuesday.

According to CHP, the tractor-trailer rear-ended a white Nissan Altima in the southbound lanes near Old Highway 395 at about 4:40 a.m.

After the accident, two pickup trucks pulled over near the crashed vehicles to assist, blocking the right lane and shoulder.

It is unclear whether anyone was injured, however, an ambulance was called to the scene.

The 911 caller reported that the accident might have been caused when the driver of the sedan fell asleep behind the wheel. Authorities have not confirmed that this was a factor 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.

Road closed for hours following tanker crash in Kearny Mesa

SAN DIEGO, CA – A fuel spill caused by an overturned tanker truck closed State Route 163 in the Kearny Mesa area for hours on Sunday afternoon.

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the truck was entering the highway’s northbound lanes from Balboa Avenue when it overturned around 11:30 a.m. The gas tanker then started leaking fuel on the entrance ramp.

Several hazmat crews assisted with the clean-up, which took more than seven hours. The fuel, about 2,200 gallons worth, was transferred to another truck.

The area was finally cleared at about 6:15 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.

Two lanes blocked by truck crash near Oceanside Harbor Beach

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two lanes were blocked on Interstate 5 near Oceanside Harbor Beach after a tractor-trailer rollover accident on Thursday morning.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the accident happened in the southbound lanes near Harbor Drive at about 11:30 a.m.

Two lanes were blocked by the overturned tractor-trailer. The closure continued for more than four hours.

There is no word on whether anyone was injured or whether other vehicles were involved.

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.

Fatality reported after I-15 crash in Temecula

SAN DIEGO, CA – A fatal car versus tractor-trailer accident was reported on Interstate 15 in Temecula on Thursday afternoon.

According to CHP, a blue Toyota Prius crashed with a tractor-trailer in the middle lanes of southbound I-15 near Overland Drive at about 12:30 p.m. After the vehicles crashed both began to catch fire. Reportedly, the driver of one of the vehicles jumped out of the vehicles as it began to go up in flames.

It was not very long before the truck was fully engulfed.

Authorities shut down all but one lane of the freeway in a closure that continued through the night.

One person was transported to Inland Valley Medical Center and was later investigated for driving under the influence.

Another was pronounced dead at the scene.

Further information about the accident has not become available. We will keep this story updated as more details come to light.

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.

Dump truck crashes into car on wet Oceanside road

SAN DIEGO, CA – Minor injuries were reported after a dump truck slid into a vehicle in Oceanside on Thursday morning, according to CHP.

The accident happened when a Peterbilt dump truck slid on the wet pavement of Little Gopher Canyon Road near Gopher Canyon Road at about 7 a.m.

The crashed vehicles were blocking both lanes. Traffic control was called for to help drivers safely navigate around the scene.

Meanwhile, as the dump truck was waiting for a tow, it began to catch fire, necessitating that authorities call the fire department back to the scene.

At least one person reported minor injuries from the crash.

It was two and a half hours before the scene was cleared.

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.

Two injured when suspected DUI driver hit truck in Escondido

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two people sustained serious injuries when their vehicle struck a tractor-trailer on Interstate 15 in Escondido on Thursday morning.

According to NBC News San Diego, the driver of the Ford Fusion struck the rear of a tractor-trailer in the northbound lanes at about 4 a.m.

Both the 32-year-old driver, a Lemon Grove man, and the 32-year-old passenger were taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Authorities suspected that the Lemon Grove driver was under the influence of alcohol when the crash happened. They also were looking into whether the vehicle was stolen.

The accident investigation is ongoing.

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.

Disabled tractor-trailer blocks SR-79 in Santa Ysabel

SAN DIEGO, CA – Drivers were being directed around a disabled tractor-trailer on State Route 79 in Santa Ysabel on Wednesday morning.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the tractor-trailer became disabled on northbound SR-79 shortly to the north of School House Canyon Road in the mid-morning on Wednesday.

Crews were directing traffic through the area one direction at a time around the stalled truck.

The closure continued for more than an hour.

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.

Smoke seen billowing from tree trimming truck in Del Mar

SAN DIEGO, CA – Black smoke billowed from a burning tree-trimming truck that caught fire along Interstate 5 in the Del Mar area on Monday morning.

According to NBC News San Diego, the truck had been southbound when it caught fire near Del Mar Heights Road at about 7:30 a.m. The driver pulled to the side of the road and was able to exit the vehicle as it went up in flames.

Black smoke from the fully engulfed truck could be seen rising above the area.

Firefighters were able to put out the flames before they spread very far up the hillside.

It has not been confirmed whether or not the driver was injured.

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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