News: 1 sent to hospital after wrong-way crash on I-8 in La Mesa

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — One person was injured Wednesday morning due to a multi-vehicle wreck on Interstate 8 in La Mesa, reports ABC 10 News.

According to the California Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on the I-8 onramp from El Cajon Boulevard.

Witnesses said one driver was traveling against traffic on the eastbound interstate when they entered the entrance ramp. Moments later, the wrong-way vehicle sideswiped one car and caused multiple others to collide.

One involved driver suffered undisclosed injuries and had to be transported to a local hospital. No one else has been reported hurt.

The causing vehicle, which was seen continuing onto La Mesa city streets, has yet to be located. Authorities have not released a description of the vehicle.

In the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle crash in San Diego County, it is important to follow a sequence of steps to ensure you are fairly compensated for any injuries, medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, and more. First, if it is safe to do so, pull away from the roadway to check yourself and passengers for potential injuries. Second, be sure to exchange insurance information with all involved drivers. You may want to document evidence by taking photos at the scene. Third, alert local authorities of the accident so they can provide an official crash report. Finally, call the San Diego car accident lawyers at HHJ Trial Attorneys by dialing 1-619-INJURED or by submitting a completed contact form to book a free case review.

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