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BORDER PATROL AGENT INJURED IN CRASH NEAR CAMPO

 

February 7, 2014 (Campo)—A Border Patrol agent was injured shortly after 1 a.m. this morning when the vehicle he was driving veered off the road and struck a tree.  IPN reports the accident occurred at Lake Morena Drive and Buckman Springs Road, where they found the driver trapped with injuries.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT IN POWAY

April 11, 2013 (Poway) – A head-on collision in Poway on April 8 at 3:02 p.m. has caused serious injury. Sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash on Metate Lane at Alpine Drive.

According to the Sheriff, a preliminary investigation found that the driver of a sedan traveling westbound fell asleep at the wheel and drove into the eastbound lanes, colliding head-on with an oncoming sport utility vehicle (SUV).  Both drivers were taken to a hospital. The sedan driver suffered non-life-threatening but serious injuries. The SUV driver suffered minor injuries. Both were released from the hospital a short time later.

Metate Lane was closed for two hours. DUI is not suspected as a factor.

EL CAJON TO COVER AND SHUT OFF RED LIGHT CAMERAS; WILL REEVALUATE SAFETY IN 6 MONTHS

 

By Janis Mork

March 1, 2013 (El Cajon) – El Cajon’s Council 4-1 this week to cover and shut  off red light cameras for six months, though cameras will remain installed.  Safety data will be evaluated in six months and if accidents have not risen sharply, Council made clear its intent to permanently remove the red light cameras.

Pro Tem Mayor Bill Wells addressed issues that red light cameras have brought to El Cajon.  While some contend the surveillance devices improve safety, the results are inconclusive.  But the cameras also pose problems of “civil liberties,” Wells noted.  “I am asking us to engage in a debate to end the contract [with Redflex].”

CHP SEEKS WITNESSES TO CRASH THAT KILLED VW DRIVER IN SANTEE ON DEC 29

 

January 31, 2013 (Santee) – California Highway Patrol is looking for two people who reportedly stopped  to provide aid at the scene of a fatal collision on eastbound State Route 52 near Mast Boulevard on December 29, 2012.

According to witnesses, two males stopped to help the driver of a Chevy 2500 HD, and then left the scene before contacting officers.  The Chevy had collided with a tan Volkswagen beetle.  The driver of the Volkswagen sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene.

Photo courtesy of ECM news partner 10 News

RACING VEHICLES CRASH ON I-8, INJURIIES INCLUDE CHILDREN

January 5, 2013 (San Diego’s East County) –a white KIA  SUV and a dark red Nissan sports car racing at speeds over 100 mph crashed into the center divider on I-8 west near College Avenue around 9:40 p.m. last night.   California Highway Patrol also seeks a third vehicle, a white sedan, seen fleeing the scene that may also have been racing.

MOTHER OF TWO CHILDREN KILLED IN CRASH WILL STAND TRIAL

November 27, 2012 (Chula Vista) –Arlene Anna Hernandez will stand trial for causing an accident that killed two children, a judge determined today.  Hernandez had a blood alcohol level of .13 when her Kia Sedona minivan landed in an Otay lake on August 5, drowning her daughter, Lesette Hernandez Silva, and a 5-year-old La Mesa child, Giuliana Figueroa.

TEENS SUSTAIN HEAD TRAUMA IN POWAY CRASH

September 5, 2012 (Poway)—A 17-year-old driver of a green Ford Escort with three teenage passengers swerved over the center line in Poway today, triggering a three-vehicle collision.  The crash occurred at 2:33 p.m. on Twin Peaks Road, west of Woodcreek Road.

The teen driver and a 15-year-old passengers were critically injured with major head trauma. They were flown to Scripps La Jolla Hospital by air ambulance. 

PEDESTRIAN STRUCK, KILLED IN EL CAJON

September 5, 2012 (El Cajon) – A man who was struck while crossing the intersection at Fletcher Parkway and Johnson Avenue against a do not cross sign Monday night died yesterday in a local hospital from injuries sustained in the accident.

"The El Cajon Police would like to remind pedestrians when walking at night to wear bright clothing and to obey all designated cross walk signs," Lieutenant Frank La Haye with the El Cajon Police stated in a media release.

VICTIM IDENTIFIED IN FATAL LAKESIDE MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT

 
June 7, 2012 (Lakeside) – Martin David Erickson, 47, of Lakeside was killed in a solo motorcycle accident June 4 at 7 p.m. According to witnesses and physical evidence, he was riding a 2004 Yamaha motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Ashwood Street north of Mapleview, when he lost control, collided with a rocky embankment and was ejected onto the roadway.

BICYCLISTS PROTEST OUTSIDE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CALL FOR IMPROVED SAFETY FOR RIDERS

 
By Nadin Abbott
 
April 26, 2012 (San Diego)--Bicyclists rode to the San Diego Civic Center Concourse to try to raise awareness among San Diegans of the perils facing riders. They came to pay tribute to Charles Raymond Gilbreth, a 63 year old man killed on Montezuma Road near San Diego State University last Wednesday. 

FATALITY ACCIDENT AT I-8 NEAR SDSU

 
March 20, 2012 (San Diego) – A driver who lost control on I-8 westbound at College Avenue struck a guardrail and died shortly before 10 a.m. yesterday.  The Medical Examiner’s office has identified the victim as Bernardo Carrillo, 33, a resident of Mexico who was visiting friends in San Diego.

Two passengers were in the vehicle when the accident occurred.  Multiple parties called 911, but death of the driver was pronounced at the scene.  California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.  

WOMAN RESCUED FROM ROLLOVER CRASH IN LAKESIDE

 

February 17, 2012 (Lakeside) – Firefighters from El Cajon and Lakeside Fire Departments utilized the jaws of life to free an injured motorist in a rollover accident on Aurora Drive.  The crash occurred around 2:30 p.m. yesterday.  The female driver was traveling west on Aurora when she failed to slow down at a sharp corner and hit a curb, causing her vehicle to flip over, according to the CHP.

LA MESA HIT AND RUN VEHICLE LOCATED

 

 

October 6, 2011 (La Mesa)--Today, investigators with the La Mesa Police Department’s Traffic Unit located a vehicle suspected in an August 25, 2011 hit-and-run accident in which a 27-month old toddler was seriously injured. The boy had wandered away from a nearby apartment complex and was struck by a car while walking across Fletcher Parkway at Trolley Court in La Mesa.