A Sig alert was issued at 10 a.m. on Sunday morning after an accident involving two different vehicles left a pickup truck overturned and on fire in the two left lanes. A Sig alert is any traffic incident that will tie up two or more lanes of a freeway for two or more hours.
This multi-vehicle accident slowed traffic on the northbound state Route 163, a few miles south of Interstate 15 for almost two full hours. Two of the victims were immediately taken to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries. One of the drivers was evaluated for drunk driving, but the cause of the accident is still unknown. The Sig alert was lifted two hours after the accident, and traffic speeds went back to normal.
A 71-year-old man was struck and killed by a suspected drunk driver in the Kearny Mesa area early Tuesday morning. The exact time of the pedestrian accident is unknown, but a San Diego police officer found the victim’s body on Clairemont Mesa Boulevard west of Convoy Street at 3 a.m.. The identity of the victim has yet to become public.
A San Diego police officer located a badly damaged white Scion that’s front end looked like it had recently crashed into something. The white Scion was parked only 200 yards west of where the accident occurred. The investigator located the driver of the Scion sitting outside his car in front of a store. The driver of the Scion was identified as 28-year-old, Sean Alvarez, who was heavily intoxicated and immediately arrested on charges of drunk driving and causing great bodily harm.
Early Saturday morning a single vehicle motorcycle accident occurred in Oceanside resulting in the death of the motorcyclist. The San Diego Medical Examiners Office reported that the operator of the motorcycle was killed instantly after he slammed his motorcycle into some utility boxes on an Oceanside sidewalk.
The San Diego Police Department’s report of the accident states that the motorcyclist was traveling over the speed limit heading westbound on Mesa Drive in Oceanside. The victim lost control of his motorcycle and jumped the curb of the sidewalk just west of Avenida de la Plata hitting the utility boxes. The impact of the collision threw the victim to the ground leaving him with a fatal head injury. The accident took place just before 3 a.m. , and the name of the victim has yet to be released.
A traffic collision involving a motorcycle and a Lexus sport utility vehicle on a rain slick stretch of interstate 805 caused the death of a motorcyclist. The motorcycle accident took place just before 6 a.m. on Monday morning, resulting in a significant freeway closure that lasted at least two hours. The motorcyclist who has been identified as Paul Palika of Oceanside was thrown nearly 75 feet killing him on impact.
The California Highway Patrol reports that the operator of the SUV was traveling at an unsafe speed considering the rainy conditions, but not over the speed limit. The SUV clipped the back of a semi-truck leading to the SUV uncontrollably crossing several lanes of the freeway before crashing into the motorcycle. As of now the driver of the SUV is not faced with any criminal charges, and was not injured in the accident.
Two different bicyclists, one of them being a Scripps Ranch High School student, were involved in separate bicycle accidents in San Carlos and Scripps Ranch on Friday morning. The San Carlos accident involved a 49-year-old man who suffered a broken rib, ankle, and head injuries, when he was hit by a dump truck while riding his bicycle on Mission Gorge Road at 6:30 a.m.. A witness of the accident stated that the cyclist was traveling west at a high speed when he was hit by the dump truck that was turning right out of Superior Ready Mix concrete and asphalt plant.
The second accident involving the 16-year-old bicyclist occurred on a sidewalk on Scripps Ranch Boulevard, near Mira Mesa Boulevard at approximately 7 a.m.. The San Diego Medical Examiners Office reported that the teenager suffered a severe head injury when he ran into a pole and a wall after losing control of his bicycle on a downward sloped sidewalk. The teenager’s name has not been released but a San Diego Unified School District spokeswoman stated that he is a ninth-grader at Scripps Ranch High School.
On Sunday morning, a 17-year-old teenage boy with his learner’s permit drove a SUV into Yogurt Universe shop on 1485 East Valley Parkway in Escondido. An employee of the yogurt shop who is identified as Diane Schmitz was preparing to open the shop at 11:00 a.m. when the sports utility car jumped a curb in front of the shop and crashed into the entrance of the store.
Authorities report that the teenager was attempting to pull into a parking space in front of the store, when he got confused and accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brakes. Reports also show that the teenager’s family including his father, two siblings, and mother were inside the car with him during the crash. Total damage to the store is estimated at $20,000, which will be paid by the family of the teenager. No injuries were reported as a result of the accident, only property damage.
On Friday morning a large semi-truck struck a bicyclist who was riding in the Talmadge area. A witness of the accident said that the truck dragged the bicycle and its rider at least 20 feet before coming to a halt. The accident took place near the intersection of Fairmont and Orange Avenue. The intersection was blocked off for multiple hours as the police investigated the accident. The injured cyclist who was trapped under the truck was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.
An accident in National City that took place around the same time blocked three lanes on the northbound Interstate 805 for at least two hours. The accident was a multi-injury crash that occurred at Plaza Blvd, and sent at least 3 injured victims to the hospital. The San Diego Police reported that traffic was backed up at least a mile, and requested that drivers use Interstate 5 as an alternate route.
A cement truck crashed into a blue Suzuki on the Interstate 5 Wednesday morning, resulting in the closure of the freeway. The blue Suzuki was reportedly diagonally driving in reverse on the freeway at 1:30 a.m. when the cement truck struck it from behind. The man operating the blue Suzuki was immediately killed on impact and was a marine likely based in San Diego.
The driver of the cement truck was traveling in the slow lanes of the freeway when he was forced to swerve in attempt to try and miss the Suzuki, but instead ended up violently smashing into the smaller Suzuki. The driver of the cement truck lost control of his vehicle after impact, causing the truck to tip over spilling cement onto the freeway. A major clean-up of the freeway after the accident resulted in the closing of all lanes until 6 a.m.. Besides the deceased driver of the smaller car, no one else was hurt in the accident.
A 13-year-old boy darted into on coming traffic and was hit by a truck on Sunday night in El Cajon. This accident left the boy with multiple broken bones but no life threatening injuries. The San Diego Police Department thinks that the accident may have been caused by the boy playing a game of chicken with the on coming traffic. Authorities report that the accident took place at 7 p.m. on East Washington Avenue, east of South Magnolia Avenue.
A witness of the accident told authorities that the boy victim and another boy were walking on a sidewalk when he abruptly ran into the street without looking at the moving traffic. The police interviewed another person who said he saw the boy doing the same thing earlier that day. The driver of the pickup truck was not injured or cited for any wrong doing, but the boy was taken to a nearby hospital with a broken clavicle, leg, and rib. Neither of the victims names have been released to the public.
A rollover automobile accident took place early Friday morning on Interstate 15 blocking the two far right lanes for approximately two hours. The driver of the SUV that was overturned was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The paramedics on the scene reported that someone had began CPR on the driver before they arrived on the scene.
An eye witness of the accident told the California Highway Patrol that the SUV flipped onto its side on the right shoulder of the northbound lanes just north of Carroll Canyon Road on the Interstate 15. The same witness reported that the accident happened around 4:30 a.m. and the two lanes were reopened at 6:30 a.m.. No more information on the crash or the victim have been released.