Caltrans Employee, 2 Others Injured in Rear-End Crash on Highway 78 [San Marcos, CA]

Caltrans Employee, 2 Others Injured in Rear-End Crash on Highway 78 [San Marcos, CA]

Caltrans Employee, 2 Others Injured in Rear-End Crash on Highway 78 [San Marcos, CA]

3 Injured in Rear-End Crash on Highway 78 near Nordahl Road

SAN MARCOS, CA (February 4, 2020) – Three people suffered injuries in a rear-end crash on Highway 78, Tuesday afternoon.
According to the California Highway Patrol, the incident happened at about 1:50 PM. A Jeep Cherokee driver was speeding and driving recklessly when it slammed into the back of a stopped Caltrans pickup near Nordahl Road.
Emergency responders transported the Caltrans worker, a 61-year-old Santee man, to Palomar Medical Center after he suffered cuts to his head. Medics also transported a Jeep passenger, a 34-year-old Carlsbad woman, to the hospital with moderate to major head injuries.
Meanwhile, the Jeep driver, identified as a 41-year-old Carlsbad man, suffered cuts and bruising to the right side of his face and right eye.
CHP officers continue to investigate the cause of the crash. Authorities will release additional information once it becomes available.
It is important to always be alert when behind the wheel of a car, truck, or bus. Stay within the speed limit, and follow the rules of the road to prevent any dangerous accidents. Always keep an eye out for possible road hazards and stay on guard.

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