Morning 2-Vehicle Wreck on 5 Freeway in San Clemente
SAN CLEMENTE, CA (January 7, 2019) – Injuries were reported following a two-vehicle collision Monday morning in San Clemente.
The collision happened around 5:21 a.m. on southbound 5 Freeway at Avenida Palizada.
According to the California Highway Patrol, a pink Mercedes-Benz van and a sedan collided, blocking two freeway lanes. When officers arrived, one vehicle was facing the wrong way, while the other appeared to have crashed into the center divider.
Injuries were sustained in the accident but the severity and number of injured patients were not immediately known.
An ambulance unit was dispatched to the scene and took those who were injured to a hospital.
A SigAlert was issued, blocking the first, second, and third lanes for about 30 minutes while officers and crews worked on the scene.
Details surrounding the incident were not made clear in the reports. The cause of the crash remained under investigation.
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