UPDATE: Two occupants suffer major injuries after jumping out of dump truck
SAN DIEGO, CA – This is an update to an earlier posted story about an overturned dump truck on SR-67.
The driver and a passenger of a 1996 Ford L8000 dump truck suffered major injuries after jumping out of the moving truck yesterday afternoon. The incident happened at around 3:30 p.m. on a winding stretch of southbound State Route 67 near Slaughterhouse Canyon. The abandoned vehicle continued south until it eventually hit a metal guardrail and overturned into the northbound lanes. No other vehicles were struck by the dump truck.
The details of the occupants’ injuries are unknown at this time, but the pair has been confirmed to be severely injured from the jump. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, police are not sure why the occupants jumped out of a moving vehicle.
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