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24-year-old hospitalized with multiple injuries after crashing electric scooter

SAN DIEGO, CA – A man suspected of being intoxicated was hospitalized after he crashed his electric scooter in Hillside early yesterday morning, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident happened in the 3500 block of Fourth Avenue at about 1 a.m., as a 24-year-old man was driving his Bird scooter northbound in the southbound, one-way street. He collided with the median and was then ejected from the scooter.

The man, who was later determined to have been under the influence, was taken to the hospital with multiple injuries. These included a fractured skull and multiple lacerations.

The victim’s identity was not immediately 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Car rolls after being hit by wrong-way hit-and-run driver

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle overturned multiple times after being struck by a wrong-way driver in a rural area of Lakeside early on Tuesday morning.

According to CHP, a driver was headed southbound when they were struck head-on in the 12400 block of Wildcat Canyon Road at about 1:40 a.m. The victim’s vehicle rolled three times before coming to rest in the middle of the road.

The victim was trapped inside their vehicle and called 911.

Meanwhile, the other driver fled the scene.

A few other cars were reported at the scene but it was unclear whether they belonged to good Samaritans or other victims to the wrong-way driver.

Authorities were able to catch up with the suspect that matched the description given by the victim.

The victim reported unspecified injuries from the collision.

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.

1 dead, 1 hospitalized after wrong-way crash on I-8 in Lakeside

LAKESIDE, CA – One person is dead, and a driver has been sent to the hospital following a wrong-way collision on I-8 in Lakeside early yesterday morning, according to FOX 5 San Diego and the Times of San Diego.

The crash happened on westbound I-8, near Dunbar Lane, at about 2 a.m., when at least two vehicles, possibly a sedan and an SUV, collided.

Multiple other vehicles crashed into debris that was strewn onto the roadway from the crash.

One person died as a result of the accident.

The wrong-way driver was taken to the hospital with severe, life-threatening wounds.

Authorities did not immediately identify the victims.

The crash happened after reports of a car driving recklessly and swerving between lanes while headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of the interstate.

The westbound lanes of I-8 were closed for multiple hours following the crash, which remains under investigation 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.

Wrong-way driver injured in crash with pole in Escondido

SAN DEIGO, CA – A wrong-way driver was injured in a car accident with a telephone pole near Lake Wohlford in Escondido on Thursday morning.

According to CHP, the driver was going “downhill in the uphill lanes” in the 25400 block of Lake Wohlford Road when he crashed at about 6:40 a.m. The driver’s black vehicle slammed into a metal utility pole, crushing the base of the pole and trapping the driver inside.

Good Samaritans attempted to extricate the driver but were unable to open the car’s doors. Firefighters extricated the injured victim upon their arrival and treated them for minor injuries.

One-way traffic control continued in the area after the crash while the telephone pole was repaired.

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 wrong-way accident injures one on SR-94

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way car accident on State Route 94 injured at least one person early on Monday morning, according to Fox News San Diego.

The accident happened in the eastbound lanes of SR-94. However, the driver was headed west and crashed near Federal Boulevard at about 3:20 a.m.

A picture from the scene shows a smashed-up Volkswagen Beetle crashed against a cement barrier. It is unclear whether other vehicles were involved.

At least one person was injured and transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

Two right-hand lanes were shut down until nearly 6 a.m. while investigators worked at 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.

Two dead, two injured in wrong-way crash in Chula Vista

SAN DIEGO, CA – Two people died and two others were seriously injured in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 5 in Chula Vista on Saturday morning.

According to local NBC news, a driver entered southbound I-5 near SR-905 at about 5 a.m. Soon after a car accident was reported near L Street that involved at least seven vehicles.

Two people were pronounced dead after the crash and two other victims were taken to UC San Diego Medical Center. They both had suffered serious injuries.

One of the fatal victims was identified by his family as 23-year-old David Ramirez. The other was a woman whose name has not been released.

An investigation is ongoing to determine who the wrong-way driver was.

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.

Impaired driver causes wrong-way crash in Rancho Santa Fe

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way driver caused a traffic collision in Rancho Sante Fe on Friday afternoon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A red Toyota Tundra was traveling in the wrong direction on Linea Del Cielo when he crashed into a Toyota Landcruiser near Avenida Maravillas at about 3:15 p.m.

No one was injured in the crash but the Tundra’s driver was “acting weird.” When the police arrived at the location, they suspected that the man had been drinking or was otherwise impaired.

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.

Wrong-way driver arrested after crash in Escondido

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way driver was arrested after crashing head-on at an Escondido intersection with another vehicle on Wednesday evening.

According to the Times of San Diego, police were alerted to a 1994 Honda Accord being driven erratically on Interstate 15 north at bout 7:30 p.m. The erratic driver exited the freeway on Via Ranch Parkway and got going the wrong way before crashing at Bear Valley Parkway and Mary Lane. The Honda struck one vehicle head-on and then a third vehicle became involved.

The Honda’s driver was seriously injured in the accident. He was transported to Palomar Medical Center where he receiver surgery. He was also arrested on suspicion of drunk driving.

The other involved drivers suffered minor injuries and were treated at 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.

3 hospitalized following wrong-way hit-and-run crash in La Mesa

LA MESA, CA -Three people were sent to the hospital as the immediate result of a multi-vehicle wrong-way crash on a La Mesa freeway early Wednesday morning

According to KGTV, the accident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. along State Route 125 near the Grossmont Boulevard intersection.

Investigators with the CHP believe a Honda Accord crashed into a Toyota SUV along the roadway before the driver responsible for the crash left his disabled vehicle, fleeing on foot.

A short time later, several vehicles came upon the crash at a high rate of speed and collided with the totaled vehicles in the roadway. At least three motorists involved in the second collision were hospitalized with unknown injuries.

No identifying information with regard to the wrong-way driver has been made 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.

Man killed, another suffers multiple facial fractures in Santee wrong-way crash

SANTEE, CA – A man was killed and another man sustained fractures to his face after a wrong-way crash in East County last night, according to Fox 5 San Diego.

The accident happened at about 6 p.m. on Mission Gorge Road, near Cottonwood Avenue, as the 50-year-old operator of a blue 2003 Acura sedan was driving the wrong way, in the lane of oncoming traffic.

The 59-year-old driver of a white 1984 Toyota pickup then collided head-on with the Acura.

The first driver was taken to the hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the pickup truck was taken to the hospital for the treatment of multiple non-critical injuries, including several fractures to his facial bones.

The identities of the victims have not yet been revealed.

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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