Man Seriously Injured in 8 Freeway Car Crash near First Street in El Cajon
El Cajon, California (June 18, 2021) – A man was seriously injured in a crash that sent a vehicle down a canal along the 8 Freeway in El Cajon on Thursday evening, June 17.
At about 4:50 p.m., the California Highway Patrol was notified of a vehicle that had rolled down a canal.
A 20-year-old El Cajon man was reportedly driving a 2001 Toyota Tacoma pickup westbound on I-8 Freeway when he was rear-ended by a 1994 Chevrolet Astrovan near First Street.
2 Injured in El Cajon 8 Freeway Car Accident near 1st Street
The impact of the collision sent the pickup truck off the roadway and down into a concrete flood canal where it overturned onto its roof.
The pickup truck driver was seriously injured in the accident and was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, the CHP said.
The minivan driver sustained minor injuries and was treated at the scene.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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