84-Year-Old Man and 77-Year-Old Woman Seriously Hurt Following Rollover Crash on San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way
San Marcos, CA (August 17, 2020) – A vehicle speeds down the hill following a crash on San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way that injures two people on Sunday morning.
According to Sgt. Charles Morreale of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, the incident happened on August 16 on San Elijo Road and Schoolhouse Way at about 9:22 a.m.
The 84-year-old man was driving a 2017 Toyota Prius with the 77-year-old female occupant. Morreale said they were going southbound on Schoolhouse Way and about to make a right turn onto San Elijo Road.
Due to the driving speed, Morreale said they did not make the right turn successfully and continued through the intersection.
The driver was left going westbound in the eastbound lane of San Elijo Road. “The driver struck the curb, continued over the sidewalk, and continued about 150 feet down the hillside,” Morreale said.
Finally, the vehicle came to a stop after landing on its passenger side against a chain-link fence.
San Marcos Fire Department arrived at the scene and found the vehicle at the bottom of the hillside. They extricated the two occupants from being trapped inside the Prius.
Pending Investigation of Rollover Crash in San Marcos
Medical personnel took both the driver and the passenger to Palomar Medical Center for treatments. The report said they both suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries.
The San Marcos Traffic Division is investigating the incident.
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