San Vicente Road reopened after three-vehicle accident

A tow truck driver attaches cables to pull down a truck that was involved in a three-vehicle accident on San Vicente Road, Monday. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard
A tow truck driver attaches cables to pull down a truck that was involved in a three-vehicle accident on San Vicente Road, Monday. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

UPDATE:

A three-vehicle accident that sent one person to the hospital blocked San Vicente Road in both directions east of Wildcat Canyon Road about 12:45 p.m. Monday.

The road was reopened just before 2 p.m.

According to California Highway Patrol Officer Dan Matthews, the driver of a green Dodge pickup truck was eastbound and lost control,  crossing over the double yellow line and clipping a black Nissan Altima in the westbound lane.

The 20-year-old female driver of the Altima complained of chest pain and was transported to Palomar Medical Center, said Matthews.

Traveling behind the green truck was a gray Toyota Tundra pickup truck, the CHP officer said.

The driver of that truck, 22-year-old Jose Ramirez, said he saw the Altima coming toward him and swerved to the right. His truck ended on the south side of the road,

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The 20-year-old female driver of this Nissan Altima was taken to Palomar Medical Center, reported CHP.Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

partially in a bush.

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The driver of this Toyota Tundra said he swerved to the right to try to avoid a collision after he saw a car heading toward him. Sentinel photo/Karen Brainard

“I saw the car spin out a couple of times,” he said.

The green truck came to rest a little farther east on the north side of San Vicente Road, wedged above a couple of boulders.

The drivers of each of the vehicle were the sole occupants, said Matthews.

Original story:

San Vicente Road is blocked in both directions east of Wildcat Canyon Road after a three-vehicle accident about 12:45 p.m. Monday. Two trucks and an automobile are involved and at least one person has been taken to a hospital.

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