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Traffic News: Multiple car collision blocking lanes on I-15

TEMECULA, CA – A single-vehicle accident caused a string of collisions on the I-15 south, reported California Highway Patrol. 

Reports came in around 8:12 p.m. of a van that was facing the wrong direction in the emergency lane due to a collision with a grey SUV. Both vehicles blocked parts of the southbound lanes and traffic had slowed around the collision.

A few minutes later a blue Infinity SUV that had steered around the crash and into the right-hand lanes was rear-ended by another vehicle. A tow truck was called to the area of the collision to help clear the vehicles.

An ambulance was called to the area but it is currently unknown if anyone was transported to the hospital.

The cause of the crash remains unclear but several callers suggested it had something to do with Border Patrol in the area.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

OCEANSIDE, CA – A report came in of a traffic hazard on the I-15 northbound near Dear Springs, states California Highway Patrol.

The person who filed the report almost hit a ladder that had fallen into the roadway from a passing vehicle. The ladder is in the middle lane of the I-15 and the size of the ladder is dangerous to passing vehicles.

Within five minutes of the report, a black truck hit the ladder and popped one tire. The driver was able to pull their vehicle over to the center divider. A tow truck was called for the driver of the black truck.

The highway patrol has dispatched a unit to the area to remove the hazard before another car is impacted by the ladder.

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: Semi-truck fire closes lanes

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck fire impacted traffic early Monday morning, reports the California Department of Transportation.

The fire occurred around 1:00 a.m. on the westbound lanes of the I-8. All lanes were closed temporarily due to the fire.

The San Diego Fire Department was called to the scene, and found the fire had spread to the trailer and cab. Officials thought they had extinguished the flames and were getting ready to open lanes when the fire restarted. Officials decided to shut down all lanes until the fire was completely out.

The fire was finally put out around 5:00 a.m. and a tow truck was called to remove the semi from the roadway. The roadway was cleaned up and all lanes were officially reopened around 7:00 a.m.

The source of the fire is under investigation and more information will be made available as it comes in.

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: Semi on Fire North of Balboa So.

SAN DIEGO, CA – California Highway Patrol just received word of a semi on fire on the I-15 North of Balboa, near Tierrasanta.

It is unknown how the fire started but there is someone trying to put the fire out with an extinguisher.

CHP is on scene and found a man standing by the vehicle.

The semi was on the right-hand side of the roadway, and the #5 land is blocked by the fire.

There are no injuries reported at this time.

This is an ongoing event and more information will be made available as it comes in.

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, 33, critically injured after driving his pickup into truck in Sabre Springs

SAN DIEGO, CA – A driver was critically injured in a car accident in the Sabre Springs neighborhood Thursday morning, reports the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened around 6 a.m. at the intersection of Poway Road and Springhurst Drive when the victim crashed his pickup truck into the back of an 18-wheeler stopped at a traffic light.

The pickup was traveling at a rate of high speed when the accident occurred.

The 33-year-old male victim has not yet been identified. He has been taken to the hospital for treatment of severe internal injuries and facial wounds, as well as a broken hip.

The truck driver is not reported as 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.

Semi-truck carrying bales of hay turns on side

SAN DIEGO, CA – A semi-truck carrying bales of hay crashed and turned over on its side this afternoon in San Diego. According to Fox 5 San Diego, the truck was traveling northbound on interstate 15 when it flipped for unknown reasons. The semi-truck laid across all five lanes of the highway, essentially shutting down all traffic Tuesday morning and early afternoon. Police responded on the scene at around 11:30 a.m. and attempted to get the truck moved off the roadway.

Photo courtesy of Fox 5 San Diego

Responders on the scene were able to get the truck right side up by late afternoon. It’s unclear what caused the accident at this time. Our team will continue to monitor the situation and post an update if new information becomes available to us.

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 semi-trucks collide in truck stop parking lot

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two semi-trucks collided with one another this morning in a truck stop parking lot in San Diego. According to the traffic logs from the California Highway Patrol, a white Volvo semi with a trailer and a another semi-truck crashed into one another at around 11:16 a.m. Police responded to the accident at Piper Ranch Road and Otay Mesa Road and found both vehicles unable to drive.

While the trucks suffered moderate damage, neither driver was injured in the collision. Emergency crews are working to move both of the heavy trucks out of the parking lot.

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.

Overturned semi-truck on I-5

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to Caltrans San Diego, a semi-truck overturned for unknown reasons on Interstate 5 yesterday afternoon. The incident occurred at around 3:00 p.m on the Encinitas on-ramp for southbound Interstate 5. The on-ramp was closed for about two hours for transport and cleanup. It’s unclear if the driver of the semi-truck was injured in the accident.

Our team will continue to monitor the situation and post and update if new information 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.

Cement truck collision in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – A cement truck collision occurred this morning in El Cajon. According to the California Highway Patrol, a Nissan Pathfinder and a cement truck collided for unknown reasons at around 9:23 a.m. Police responded to the incident at 9138 Kenwood Drive and found both vehicles parked near the center divide. At this time, the exact cause of the accident has yet to be released.

We can confirm that nobody was injured in the collision. The Pathfinder sustained moderate damage and was not immediately drivable.

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: Victim in Thursday Fallbrook truck accident identified

FALLBROOK, CA – The man who died in a truck crash on Thursday in Fallbrook has been identified, according to an article by KHTS.

Canyon Country man Manuel Corbin, 45, died just before 1 p.m. Thursday while driving a commercial 2009 Ford flatbed.

Corbin was traveling along a curve in the road and lost control of the vehicle near the 3400 block of West Sandia Creek Drive. The truck then overturned over a steep ridge surrounded by heavy vegetation.

Corbin was fatally injured during the accident.

The remote location and position of the driver made recovery of Corbin and his vehicle difficult, according to an official statement.

Corbin is not believed by police to have been under the influence.

The accident is still under investigation by California Highway Patrol.

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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