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Update: Driver injured when cement truck topples off SR-94

SAN DIEGO, CA – Police confirmed that drugs and alcohol were not factors in the cement truck rollover accident on SR-94 in El Cajon on Monday morning.

The 32-year-old driver of a cement truck probably took the turn on the Spring Street exit a little too fast causing the accident, according to a CHP officer. The truck toppled on its side along the offramp at about 11:30 a.m.

The driver was injured, but, thankfully, not seriously. He was transported to a local hospital where he received treatment.

The area was closed for a while as authorities righted the truck and cleared 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Multi-vehicle crash reported near I-5 Oceanside checkpoint

SAN DIEGO, CA – Traffic was backed up after a multi-vehicle traffic collision on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Tuesday morning, according to Caltrans San Diego.

The accident was blocking one right lane near the California Highway Patrol checkpoint on southbound I-5 at about 8:15 a.m.

An update more than two hours later from Caltrans stated that an additional lane was blocked and that military vehicles were involved in the crash.

Traffic backups continued for hours.

Further information has not become available. We will update this story when more information is 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Truck accident injuries at least one on I-8 in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to the CHP incident log, a tractor-trailer accident injured at least one person in Interstate 8 in El Cajon on Monday morning.

A tractor-trailer crashed with a Toyota Scion, a black SUV, and a Mercedes in the westbound lanes of I-8 near Ribbonwood Road at about 11:30 a.m. The Scion was spun around and left facing the wrong way in the accident, while the two other cars and the truck came to rest on the righthand side of the road.

At least one person, a woman reported minor injuries in the accident. An ambulance responded to the scene to treat her, as well as any other victims of the accident.

One lane was blocked while the accident was cleared and tow trucks removed the vehicles.

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.

Concrete truck overturns on SR-94 offramp in Spring Valley

SAN DIEGO, CA – A concrete mixer truck overturned on a State Route 94 offramp in Spring Valley on Monday morning, according to CHP.

The driver of the truck was exiting eastbound SR-94 to Spring Street when the vehicle overturned at about 11 a.m.

An initial, unconfirmed, report suggested that the truck driver was trapped inside the cab of the toppled vehicle. An ambulance responded to the scene and treated the driver who had sustained minor injuries.

Meanwhile, authorities contacted the company that owned the truck to arrange a cleanup of the area as well as extended closure while 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.

Construction truck involved in I-5 crash in Encinitas

SAN DIEGO, CA – A construction pickup truck was involved in an accident with a sedan on Interstate 5 in Encinitas early on Tuesday morning.

According to CHP, a white Ford F-750 pickup truck crashed with a grey Toyota Prius on I-5 south near Leucadia Boulevard at about 3:50 a.m. The Prius was overturned in the accident and ended up on its roof in the slow lane.

An ambulance was called to the scene. It was confirmed that the driver of the pickup was not injured, however, it is unclear whether or not the Prius’ driver was injured when the sedan overturned.

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.

Minivan and sedan hit debris from truck in Oceanside

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two vehicles hit debris that fell off of a tractor-trailer on Interstate 5 in Oceanside on Monday afternoon, according to CHP.

A black minivan and a black Volkswagen Jetta both ran into the compressor that fell off a red tractor-trailer on I-5 south near Birmingham Drive at about 1:50 p.m.

All three vehicles pulled to the righthand side of the road, including the minivan with a flat tire, while the compressor remained where it had landed in the roadway.

Thankfully, no one was injured in the incident. Freeway Service Patrol personnel cleared the debris from the freeway and damaged vehicles were 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.

Truck driver injured after crash on I-15 in Escondido

SAN DIEGO, CA – A truck driver was injured after crashing into the center barrier and with a pickup on Interstate 15 in Escondido on Monday morning.

According to CHP, the tractor-trailer swerved across the four HOV lanes of I-15 south, struck the center divider, then hit a pickup truck and a truck cab near West Valley Parkway at about 7:40 a.m.

The pickup truck, a Terminix vehicle, began to catch fire and was fully engulfed at about 7:45 a.m. The fire spilled the bug spray that they pickup was carrying all over the HOV lanes but Terminix confirmed that the substance was not hazardous.

An ambulance was called for the driver of the tractor-trailer. Their injuries were considered minor, as were any other injuries sustained in the crash.

At about 9:30 a.m., the HOV lanes were reopened, although traffic was so backed up and no able to flow smoothly until almost 10 a.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.

Garbage truck catches fire in National City

SAN DIEGO, CA – A garbage truck caught fire on State Route 54 in National City on Friday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The truck was driving east in the righthand lane near Reo Drive at about 10:15 a.m when it began to catch fire. The driver pulled over to the shoulder, and it was not long before the fire began to spread to the surrounding area.

Two lanes were closed for firefighters and emergency vehicles. The truck fire was extinguished in about 15 minutes and then attention was turned to the rest of the fire.

A crew was also called to pick up debris.

All lanes were reopened at about 11:15 a.m. However, after that, two traffic breaks were needed to finish clearing debris out of the roadway.

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 tractor-trailer blocks lane in El Cajon

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to Caltrans San Diego, an overturned tractor-trailer was blocking one lane on Interstate 8 on Thursday morning.

A tractor-trailer overturned in the westbound lanes to the east of Mollison Avenue at about 8 a.m.

The right lane was closed for about 45 minutes.

At this time, there is no word on whether other vehicles were involved or if anyone 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.

Tractor-trailer fire closes lane in Imperial Valley

SAN DIEGO, CA – A tractor-trailer caught fire on State Route 86 in the Imperial Valley area, blocking one lane late Wednesday morning.

According to Caltrans San Diego, the tractor-trailer was on the righthand side of northbound SR-86 near Boarts Road at about 10:55 a.m.

Emergency crews closed the righthand lane while they put out the flames. The lane did not reopen until after 3:30 p.m.

It is unclear whether anyone 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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