Two Injured In Collision On SR-94 Ramp

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Two people were injured today, one seriously, when a car and a big rig collided on a Fairmount Park-area freeway ramp, authorities reported.

The crash happened shortly before 10 a.m. on the connector from westbound state Route 94 to southbound Interstate 15, according to the California Highway Patrol.

It started when a 61-year-old male driver of a sedan lost control for unknown reasons and was spinning when the vehicle collided with a semi truck. The car was pinned between the truck’s cab and the guardrail, which prevented the car from falling onto the highway some 40 feet below.

The driver was tended to by a US Navy Corpsman who was driving by and 2 SDG&E employees until firefighters arrived.

Emergency crews had to free the driver of the passenger vehicle from the wreckage, said Monica Munoz, spokeswoman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department. Medics took the motorist and a second person to Scripps Mercy Hospital, where one was admitted for treatment of major trauma and the other for minor injuries, Munoz said.

The accident left the freeway ramp closed through late morning.

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