San Diego

DUI Suspect Slams Into Truck at Old Town Trolley Station

The collision happened just after 10 p.m. Wednesday in the 4000 block of Taylor Street near Old Town San Diego

A suspected drunk driver caused a head-on collision on the tracks at the Old Town San Diego Trolley Station Wednesday night, officials confirmed.

The crash happened just after 10 p.m. Police said a DUI suspect was driving at a high rate of speed westbound in the 4000 block of Taylor Street when he misjudged a curve in the road.

The man lost control of his pickup truck and slammed head-on into another truck traveling the opposite direction, right near the trolley tracks. The wreck and debris all over the tracks caused an interruption to trolley and train traffic for about 40 minutes as emergency responders and police worked to clear the scene.

The DUI suspect was arrested at the scene and booked into jail on suspicion of driving under the influence. The driver of the other truck suffered unspecified non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, police said.

No further details were released.

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