5 Hurt in Kearny Mesa Multi-Vehicle Accident
KEARNY MESA, CA (May 17, 2019) – Five people sustained serious injuries in a multi-vehicle crash on Kearny Villa Road on May 16.
The incident occurred just before 2:15 p.m. on Kearny Villa Road south of Balboa Avenue, near the northbound Highway 163 off-ramp. According to troopers, one of the two smaller cars drove into oncoming traffic and crashed head-on into the ambulance. However, the ambulance had no patient at the time of the collision.
San Diego police Officer Robert Heims revealed that the 20-year-old male passenger in that car sustained life-threatening injuries.
Heims revealed that a 21-year-old male driver of a northbound 2008 Infiniti G35S on Kearny Villa Road drifted across the roadway. After that, it hit the southbound AMR ambulance. The collision led the ambulance to steer and crash with a Hyundai Azera, slightly behind and in a lane to the right of the ambulance.
As a result, two paramedics got stuck in front of the ambulance. The female driver of the ambulance and a male passenger, together with two young men in the Infiniti also got stuck, San Diego Fire-Rescue Battalion Chief Matt Nilsen said.
Responders transported the four to Sharp Memorial Hospital as trauma patients, Nilsen and Fire Department spokeswoman Mónica Muñoz said. However, the 20-year-old Infiniti passenger sustained life-threatening internal injuries and broken bones.
Meanwhile, Nilsen revealed that one of the paramedics blacked out during the collision. However, the paramedic immediately regained consciousness.
The ambulance driver suffered bleeding in her brain and a fractured right ankle. Fortunately, her injuries are not life-threatening.
The other paramedic suffered a fractured left forearm while the Infiniti’s driver sustained a concussion and is hurt. The Hyundai driver suffered a fractured right wrist.
The road was cluttered with debris from the accident. As a result, the authorities shut down Kearny Villa Road between Balboa Avenue and Aero Drive for more than four hours. Around 6:45 p.m., the road have since reopened.
Multi-car crashes can happen anytime, anywhere, and to anyone. For instance, one small driving mistake can lead to disastrous results. As a result, that is why it is important to drive defensively and always abide by all laws. Above all, remain aware at all times.
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