Car Slams Into Sign Pole, Overturns on Freeway

By Monica Garske
|  Sunday, Feb 17, 2013  |  Updated 1:41 PM PDT
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Car Slams Into Sign Pole, Overturns on Freeway

NBC 7 San Diego

advertisement

A motorist became trapped in the wreckage of a vehicle that slammed into a sign pole on Interstate 8 near San Diego State University Sunday.

According to officials, the single-vehicle collision happened just after 11 a.m. and involved a Honda that crashed into a sign pole on the side of the freeway.

The car overturned and an occupant became trapped inside. Fire crews were called to extricate the person from the wreckage.

The patient was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. It is unclear if the patient was the driver or passenger of the vehicle.

The crash blocked two lanes of eastbound Interstate 8. CHP officials issued a SigAlert and traffic in the area was snarled for a while following the crash.

No other injuries were reported. The cause of the crash is under investigation.
 

Follow NBC 7 for the latest news, weather, and events: iPad App | iPhone App | Android App | Facebook | Twitter | Google+ | Instagram | RSS | Text Alerts | Email Alerts

Get the latest headlines sent to your inbox!
View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print
Leave Comments
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out