News: Crash involving 2 semis on I-8 EB in Alpine blocks traffic

ALPINE, CA – Officials closed all lanes on the eastbound side of I-8 in Alpine on Monday night after two 18-wheelers collided near Tavern Road, reports Caltrans San Diego.

CHP has closed all lanes of EB I-8 just east of Tavern near Alpine following a traffic collision involving two semi trucks. Traffic being diverted at Tavern Road. For traffic updates visit https://t.co/pt1qWYJmgc @CaltransHQ pic.twitter.com/T9LI1jcWkD — Caltrans San Diego (@SDCaltrans) February 14, 2023

The incident happened sometime before 7:56 p.m. on the eastbound side of the Kumeyaay Highway.

The eastbound lanes of I-8 near Tavern Road remained closed for several hours while crews cleared the scene and investigated the accident. All lanes re-opened by around 1:27 a.m.

Authorities have not yet commented on injuries or how the accident happened. Our bloggers will circle back if we learn more about the circumstances of the wreck.

If you’ve been hurt in a trucking accident in San Diego County, it’s vital that you complete these simple steps immediately after the crash, especially if you hope to seek legal recourse for your injuries and expenses. First, if it’s safe to do so, please move out of the roadway and call the authorities to request an official accident report. Next, insist that any other driver involved in the crash exchange insurance details with you. You might also consider taking photos at the scene for further evidence. Finally, reach out to the San Diego county truck accident lawyers from HHJ Trial Attorneys by calling 1-619-INJURED or by completing the contact form on our website to arrange a free consultation.

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