A motorcyclist was seriously injured Tuesday after he drifted across a lane and ran into a parked truck in Santee. The rider was heading west on Carlton Oaks Drive at Oakbourne Road just before 5 p.m. when he drove across the roadway and hit the front left corner of the full-sized truck.
The man was thrown from the bike and hit his head on the windshield of the vehicle, Johnson said. He suffered major injuries to his sternum, spine and pelvis. The initial blood alcohol test show that the victim had a blood-alcohol content of 0.08.
A big rig carrying 41,000 pounds of avocados flipped over on its side in Valley Center Tuesday morning forcing the closure of Lilac Road for several hours. The 53-foot long truck became stuck while making a tight turn on Lilac Road south of the Lilac Road Extension about 7 a.m., the California Highway Patrol said.
One of the truck’s wheels was left hanging off the road, CHP said. Lilac Road is closed south of the accident to Pala Loma Drive. Residents cannot get in or out of the area until further notice, and expectations are the closure will last until about noon. The avocados did not spill onto the road and no one was injured, CHP said.
A driver was killed late Sunday in a fiery crash on a freeway off-ramp. The man was heading west on state Route 94 about 11:35 p.m. when he exited at Euclid Avenue.
The California Highway Patrol reported that the man failed to negotiate a turn and then ran off the roadway and into a tree, resulting in the 2003 Kia Rio bursting into flames. When firefighters extinguished the fire, they found the man’s body, the CHP said. He has not been identified.
A 22-year-old San Diego woman was killed late Thursday in a crash off Interstate 8 in Pine Valley. Rebecca Groeger was eastbound about 11 p.m. when her Honda Civic drifted to the right, hit a guardrail, bounced off and hit the center divider at Pine Valley Road, California Highway Patrol Officer Brian Pennings said.
Pennings said it appears that Groeger was not wearing a seat belt. She was thrown from the car and landed on the freeway lanes, where she died. The car kept going over the center concrete divider, flipped, and went down an embankment on its roof. Witnesses reported seeing the sedan run off the roadway and plunge down the slope.
A mother accidentally ran over her 5-year-old son with a vehicle in San Marcos Wednesday, but his injuries were not considered life-threatening, authorities said. Deputies and paramedics found that the child had suffered a head injury, but was conscious and asking for his mother, Sgt. Dan Lopez said.
The incident occurred on Rock Springs Road near Starling Way. Someone called the Sheriff’s Department about 5:50 p.m. to report that the mother had accidentally backed over her child. The child was airlifted to Rady Children’s Hospital. It was unclear if the child remained hospitalized Thursday.
An auto accident that occurred on Monday afternoon injured seven people. The accident took place on Lake Murray Boulevard near Navajo Road in the San Carlos area. Police Lt. Andra Brown stated that that accident was reported by a witness at 4:30 p.m..
Police reports on the accident report that the accident involved anywhere from 2 to 5 vehicles. Reports also state that one of the vehicles rolled over, trapping two people inside the car. The San Diego Medical Examiners Office reported that a helicopter reported to the scene of the accident and took at least three of the victims to Children’s Hospital. The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and the extent of the injuries to the victims is still unknown.
A drunk driver was killed in Linda Vista Saturday when he lost control of his car and collided with a Nissan Frontier. The drunk driving accident took place at around 9 a.m. on Saturday near the intersection of Ulric Street and Fashion Hills Boulevard. San Diego Police reported that the victim died shortly after the accident with a traumatic head injury.
San Diego Police reported that the man was driving a Mitsubishi car southbound on Ulric when he tried to pass another vehicle, lost control, drove over the center divider and struck a northbound Nissan Frontier. The San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office identified the drunk driver as Bryan Larman, 28, of San Diego. San Diego Police stated he had been driving under the influence of alcohol. Two adults and two children, ages six and 10, in the Nissan were also hospitalized with moderate to major injuries, police said.
The San Diego Medical Examiners Office has identified the woman that was killed in a July 6 rollover crash on Interstate 8 as Carolyn Shelton. The accident occurred near Live Oak Springs when Carolyn was riding in pickup driven by her husband. The Husband lost control of the pickup, causing it too roll over which resulted in him suffering major injuries and his wife’s death.
The San Diego Police never found alcohol or drugs to be an aspect in the accident, but they did note that their was heavy rain, and the truck most likely hydroplaned off the freeway. While the wife was killed at the scene of the accident the husband was sent to a nearby hospital with major injuries. CHP reported that both victims had their seat belt on.
A 77-year-old man was fatally injured Thursday when an underage 15-year-old teenager who was driving his parents sports-utility vehicle without permission, backed into the 77 year old victim. The dead victim of the accident was identified by San Diego’s Medical Examiner’s Office as James Cummins of Point Loma.
Witness say that the teenage driver was headed west on Sea World Drive in a 1998 Toyota 4-Runner when he missed an exit and put his car in reverse, resulting in the collision. San Diego Police officers closed Sea World Drive near the Ingraham Street ramp to reconstruct the 12:20 a.m. accident.
A single vehicle motorcycle accident took the life of a 22-year-old man Wednesday evening. The California Highway Patrol reported that the victim was riding his motorcycle when he lost control and hit a tree. The accident was reported at approximately 6 p.m. on E. Mission Road just east of S. Stagecoach Lane.
A witness of the accident told a CHP officer that the victim was riding his motorcycle east on Mission Road at a speed that was way over the speed limit. The high speed that the victim was traveling caused him to lose control of his bike while attempting to negotiate a left curve in the road, resulting in him hitting a tree head-on. Officers do not believe that alcohol played a role in the accident, but they do believe that speeding was the cause of the accident. While the name of the victim has not been released, it is known that he was in the military and lived in Temecula.