A dangerous crash involving a commuter train, big rig, and car injured three people early Friday morning in San Diego.
According to the San Diego Fire and Rescue Department, the crash took place at around 7:40 a.m. at the intersection of Pacific Highway and Washington Street where initial reports indicate that a big rig collided with a southbound Coaster train and pinned a small car underneath its trailer.
At this time the particulars of the accident are still under investigation. It is unclear how the car became wedged underneath the big rig trailer, or which vehicle was at fault in the crash.
The accident sent two women to UCSD Medical Center and another to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment. The extent of their injuries is not yet known. It was initially reported that only two were injured in the crash, but accident reports have since corrected themselves to show the third victim.
Trains throughout the area remained in operation, though they were operating at a reduced speed, according to a dispatcher from the sheriff’s department. Residents hoping to use the rail system are being advised that trains will be running between 30 and 45 minutes late throughout the day.
More than 160 passengers were on the commuter train at the time of the accident, though thankfully none received notable injury. They were able to ferry a trolley in the area and continue on to their destinations.
The accident shut down the intersection for multiple hour as crews worked to clear the debris from the road and as police searched the site for any clues that may better explain how the accident happened.
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