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Wrong-way accident reported on Interstate 8

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way crash occurred this afternoon on Interstate 8 in San Diego. According to the California Highway Patrol’s traffic reports, the collision happened on westbound I-8 near San Diego State University at around 12:22 p.m.

A motorist in a silver Honda was traveling eastbound in the westbound lanes of I-8 when they crashed into a stationary object. No further details have been released at this time. Our team will update if new 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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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.

Wrong-way driver leads to I-8 crash

SAN DIEGO, CA – At least two vehicles were involved in a traffic collision on Interstate 8 in El Cajon in the early morning hours of Tuesday.

According to the area traffic incident tracker, the crash happened near Tavern Road just after 3:30 a.m. It left a male driver in a pickup truck on the righthand side and a female driver of white SUV in the center divide. One of the vehicles had been going the wrong way in the eastbound lanes before the crash.

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 If information on this blog is outdated or incorrect, please let us know so we can update our posting to the most up-to-date information.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

San Diego Police pursue wrong-way driver on I-5

SAN DIEGO, CA – The California Highway Patrol reported a wrong-way driver this morning on Interstate 5. According to the traffic report, police were alerted to the incident on I-5 at around 9:47 a.m. An elderly man was driving his vehicle northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5. According to witnesses, the man was driving at high speed.

Police were able to catch up to the man at around E Street when he lost a tire. At this time, it’s unclear why the motorist was traveling the wrong-way. No injuries have been reported from 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.

One dead, two injured in motorcycle vs. pickup truck accident in Escondido

ESCONDIDO, CA – A man died when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck in an accident Sunday afternoon on San Pasqual Valley Road, according to ABC 10 News.

The collision occurred in the 18000 block of San Pasqual Valley at about 1:40 p.m.

The victim, a 65-year-old man driving a 2020 Harley-Davidson in the eastbound lanes, crossed over the center line and into the lane of oncoming traffic.

He then collided with a 1997 Ford 250 traveling in the westbound direction.

The motorcyclist was killed in the accident.

The driver of the Ford, an 88-year-old man, and a passenger in the vehicle were taken to the hospital for the treatment of unspecified injuries.

The accident is 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.

Erratic wrong way driver leads chase Friday

SAN DIEGO, CA – A vehicle was reported to be traveling the wrong way on Poway Road outside the city on Friday afternoon, according to CHP.

A gold vehicle was traveling northbound about 12:30 p.m. in the southbound lanes after driving over a yellow median cone. Calls about the erratic driver reported about the vehicle being unable to stay in his lane. The driver was drifting into oncoming traffic as well as speeding in light traffic and crossing double yellow lines in order to pass other vehicles on the two-lane road.

The driver struck a hiking trail sign and stopped in the middle of the road but then continued on as officers attempted to find the vehicle.

The driver continued onto State Route 67, traveling northbound as officials continued to pursue the vehicle.

Authorities were finally able to stop the vehicle near milepost 92.

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 causes pileup on SR 125

SAN DIEGO, CA – A wrong-way driver on State Route 125 caused a multi-car pileup after speeding down the fast lane against traffic on Wednesday.

According to CHP, the incident began just after 10 a.m. The driver of the white Scion was traveling northbound at a high rate of speed in the southbound lanes. The car’s speed was estimated at 70 mph.

The Scion crashed into one vehicle near Otay Lakes Road. More vehicles crashed into the initial collision, which spread debris all over the lanes. The accident and debris were blocking both lanes.

The call came for additional units to respond to another traffic collision in the same area between two more vehicles.

As the dust cleared, a tow truck was called for 8 vehicles.

No injuries were reported in the major pileup.

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.

Motorcyclist breaks leg in San Pasqual accident

SAN DIEGO, CA – A collision between a motorcycle and a car in the San Pasqual area Saturday afternoon led to a man breaking his leg, according to the Times of San Diego.

The accident occurred on San Pasqual Valley Road just before 3:45 p.m., when a 45-year-old motorcyclist lost control of his vehicle. He traveled into the lane of oncoming traffic and struck a 2017 Subaru Outback.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with multiple fractures in his left leg.

The driver of the Subaru, a 66-year-old man, is not reported as being injured.

Authorities continue to investigate the accident.

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 on Interstate 5

SAN DIEGO, CA – According to the traffic reports from the California Highway Patrol, a wrong-way driver was traveling on Interstate 5 this afternoon. Police were alerted to the incident at around 2:39 p.m. A motorist in a silver Toyota Tundra was driving northbound in the southbound lanes of I-5 near Bay Boulevard. Police were able to get to the driver and stop them within about ten minutes. At this time, it’s believed that no accidents were caused by the wrong-way driver.

It’s unclear why the driver was in the opposite lanes. Our team will continue to monitor the situation and post an 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.

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