Monday Night Rainfall Causes Crashes on San Diego Freeways

On and off showers across San Diego County Monday evening led to several crashes on local freeways.

The California Highway Patrol responded to several spin-outs and accidents, which they attributed to the wet weather.

In Kearny Mesa, three people were injured, one taken to the hospital with major injuries after a crash on the State Route 52 at Convoy Street. In Old Town, a car slid down an embankment behind Rockin' Baja Lobster. One man was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

But while the roads carry more risk, people told NBc 7 they are thankful for the rain, finding other activities to do in what is normally, sunny San Diego.

"Since it's been so hot, we really didn't even get fall. So, it's finally nice to have some weather--a season," said Crystal Sleeper.

Carlos De La Torre added: "I think it's wonderful. It's a nice break for San Diego, a little hectic but wonderful. We needed it."

Over the weekend, the Lake Cuyamaca, Julian and Palomar Mountain areas received the most rainfall with more than two inches of rain recorded above the 4200-foot level.

Along the coast, Encinitas saw close to an inch of rain with La Jolla, to Oceanside recording more than a half an inch of rain over 48 hours.

San Diego County’s valley communities including Rancho Bernardo, Fallbrook, Escondido, received an inch of rain or close to it.

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