February 25, 2024
A California Freeway Patrol cruiser on the scene of a crash. File photograph courtesy OnScene.TV

A motorist touring the incorrect manner on Interstate 8 in El Cajon over the weekend obtained right into a crash that killed him and severely injured a toddler using in one other automobile, authorities stated Monday.

The unidentified driver was heading east on the westbound aspect of the freeway close to El Cajon Valley Excessive Faculty when the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado he was driving veered to the appropriate off the roadway and struck a concrete guardrail wall shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday, in line with the California Freeway Patrol.

The pickup truck then traversed a middle median and hit one other barrier, this one on the west aspect of Second Avenue, CHP public-affairs Officer Jared Grieshaber stated. The influence induced chunks of broken-off concrete to strike a number of automobiles touring on town avenue, injuring a 17-month-old baby seated in one in every of them.

The pickup, in the meantime, crashed onto a sidewalk on the east aspect of Second Avenue, the place it got here to relaxation alongside a wall and have become engulfed in flames, Grieshaber stated. Regardless of bystanders’ efforts to rescue him, the driving force, described solely as male, died contained in the burning truck.

Paramedics took the injured baby to Rady Youngsters’s Hospital in San Diego for therapy of significant however apparently non-life-threatening accidents, the spokesman stated.