San Diego/ Crime & Emergencies
Published on June 19, 2024
18-Year-Old Hospitalized After Vehicle Collision in San Diego's Jamacha Lomita NeighborhoodSource: Google Street View

An 18-year-old man was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries after a serious vehicle collision in the Jamacha Lomita neighborhood, reports the San Diego Police Department. The incident took place at the intersection of San Vicente St. and Cardiff St. around 12:15 am earlier this morning.

According to the SDPD Watch Commander's Log, the young man was driving a Toyota Camry southbound on Cardiff St. when he failed to stop at the stop sign. The Toyota was subsequently struck by a Tesla Model Y, traveling eastbound on San Vicente St, causing injury to the Camry driver. The collision inflicted a fractured hip and a laceration on his head, necessitating transportation to a nearby hospital.

Officials clarified that the occupants of the Tesla, driven by a 20-year-old male, did not suffer any injuries. Officer D. O'Brien, the Watch Commander on duty, confirmed that the S.D.P.D. The Traffic Division is actively overseeing the ongoing investigation. Notably, alcohol was not a contributing factor in the crash, as per initial findings.

Authorities are urging anyone with information regarding the collision to reach out. They can do so by contacting the San Diego Police's Traffic Division or Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477. As a community, the emphasis remains on road safety and ensuring that such incidents are prevented through awareness and adherence to traffic regulations.