Caught on Tape: Major San Diego freeway closed after pile-up in early morning fog
Video Report By Angelique Lizarde, Reporter - email
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Traffic back-up on northbound I-805, while crews try to clear the scene after a multi-vehicle collision around 3:30 a.m. Friday, March 15, 2013.
This video screen image shows a man being prepared for transport to an area hospital after being hit by a big rig while under his vehicle. This after a multi-vehicle pile-up on NB I-805 Friday, March 15, 2013.
This video screen image shows big rig as it’s crashing into a vehicle on NB I-805 during a multi-vehicle collision the morning of Friday, March 15, 2013.
This video screen image shows a Caltrans construction sign on NB I-805 that was reportedly hit by a driver, causing a multi-vehicle crash the morning of Friday, March 15, 2013.
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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) – Northbound Interstate 805 was closed for hours near North Park in central San Diego early Friday morning, after a multi-vehicle collision.
In the early morning fog, witnesses say a driver on southbound Interstate 805 slammed into a Caltrans construction trailer. Debris from that trailer flew over the center divide, landing on northbound I-805 near University Avenue around 3:30 a.m.
A vehicle on the northbound side hit the debris, causing a chain reaction as multiple vehicles, one after another, crashed into the accident zone. One sedan was stuck in the fast lane, with its horn blasting as motorists, who managed to avoid crashing, continued to speed past the scene, possibly not knowing what was going on due to the thick fog.
Then, within moments, a semi-trailer smashed into another vehicle stalled in the highway. There was a man under the vehicle at the time, trying to dislodge a piece of debris under his car. That man was transported to a local hospital in critical condition.
Two other people were reportedly injured.
All northbound lanes of I-805 at University were shut down for several hours, reopening around 8:00 a.m.