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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Collisions on I-5

A woman driving southbound in the northbound lanes near the Border Patrol checkpoint hit three vehicles Sunday afternoon.

A wrong-way driver's car crashed into three other vehicles on Interstate 5 in Camp Pendleton Sunday, snarling northbound traffic out into San Clemente.

Traffic backed up past the San Onofre checkpoint following the head-on crash, which blocked three lanes of the northbound freeway, according to the
CHP.

The woman was spotted driving a small sedan at a high speed in the center median south in the northbound lanes between Basilone and Las Pulgas roads about 12:20 p.m., the CHP reported.

Sunday’s four-vehicle collision involved a green Toyota Sienna minivan, a silver Toyota Camry, a blue Toyota Highlander and another undescribed vehicle. Wreckage blocked the three left lanes and a SigAlert was issued at 12:28 p.m., as traffic squeezed by in the one remaining lane.

An ambulance was required, according to the CHP, but it was unclear how many people were injured in the crash.

Three tow trucks were called to remove the wrecked vehicles, according to the CHP.

-City News Service

BTB January 15, 2013 at 01:59 AM
So, does this mean we need to get on the band wagon to outlaw cars? This could have resulted in many deaths.

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