4-Car Crash in Point Loma Injures 2, Snarls Commute

A four-vehicle crash in Point Loma Heights snarled the morning commute for several hours on Thursday.

The crash happened at Atascardero Drive and Nimitz Boulevard at 5:45 a.m. San Diego police said a Chevrolet shuttle van was driving on Nimitz and made a left turn when it hit an oncoming Ford 500, which caused the Ford’s back end to swing and hit a Toyota Tacoma.

A Ford F150 also rear-ended the Toyota in the chain-reaction crash.

San Diego police said two people received injuries that didn’t appear to be life threatening. The driver of the Ford 500 suffered an open fracture to her right ankle and possibly a broken left ankle, police said. The driver of the shuttle van sustained a fractured arm.

The driver of the Toyota and the driver of the Ford F150 both had some pain but were not taken to the hospital.

Alcohol was not believed to be involved in the crash. The police department’s traffic division is investigating.

As of 11 a.m., the intersection had been reopened.

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