2 Men Critically Injured in Wrong-way Crash; DUI Suspected
SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. (Dec. 31, 2018) — A wrong-way driver believed to be under the influence of alcohol crashed head-on into another motorist Sunday night on the Interstate 5 Freeway near Dairy Mart Road, according to the San Diego Union Tribune.
The crash took place in the southbound lanes of the I-5 Freeway about 10:10 p.m. last night. A 50-year-old man driving a Chevrolet pickup truck was reported driving drunk and traveling northbound in the southbound lanes when he crashed into a Mitsubishi Lancer. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles by arriving firefighters. The 25-year-old San Ysidro man driving the Mitsubishi and the wrong way driver were both hospitalized at UCSD Medical Center following the collision with major injuries.
Police say that prior to the collision, the suspect had driven through the San Ysidro Port of Entry and Border Patrol agents were attempting to stop him.
The collision prompted the temporary closure of three lanes on the I-5 Freeway.
San Diego Accident Investigation
At this time, it appears that the driver who was allegedly driving while intoxicated may face potential criminal charges and a possible civil lawsuit.
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