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Driver hospitalized after colliding with semi in Otay Mesa

Publish Date: 2022/02/09

SAN DIEGO, CA — A man was seriously injured Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck in south San Diego’s Otay Mesa neighborhood, reports FOX 5 San Diego.

The accident happened in the 8400 block of Avenida de la Fuente, north of the U.S.-Mexico border,  at around 7:50 p.m.

According to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, the victim was driving a pickup truck that was struck head-on by a semi-truck, causing the pickup to crash into a building.

As a result of the crash, the pickup driver was trapped in the wreckage for more than half an hour before crews were able to extricate him. He was then flown by helicopter to a trauma center with serious injuries.

It was unclear whether or not the driver of the semi was hurt in the event.

A hazmat team was also at the scene to attend to a significant diesel spill from the wrecked semi.

An investigation into the cause of the crash was underway.


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