SAN DIEGO, CA — One person was hospitalized late Monday after a two-car wreck caused one car to catch fire on Interstate 8 in San Diego’s Mission Valley area, reports ABC10 News.
The accident occurred on the eastbound lanes near the merge to Interstate 805 at around 10:42 p.m.
According to California Highway Patrol, the impact of the crash sent one car down an embankment and into a ditch. Shortly after, the car burst into flames. Authorities said the car’s driver was able to exit the burning wreckage before it became fully engulfed.
Shortly after, firefighters at the scene extinguished the fire.
The driver of the burning vehicle suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital.
No other injuries to the other driver were reported.
An investigation by CHP was underway.
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