March 1, 2013 (El Cajon)--At 5:02 p.m. on February 28, a vehicle leaving the Valley Foods Market at 1275 E. Main Street in El Cajon, swerved to miss a car. In trying to avoid a collision, the driver hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes and struck a wall of the market, also hitting a gas meter and breaking a small water line. Heartland Fire & Rescue crews from the City of El Cajon arrived on scene and quickly turned off the gas and water lines securing the area. The driver of the vehicle that struck the wall was not injured.
A City of El Cajon Building inspector has inspected the damage and allowed Valley Foods Market to reopen for business - but for "groceries only," the "kitchen area" must remain closed until the gas line can be repaired. San Diego Gas & Electric will be sending a full crew to repair the gas line.