Tragic Crash on Interstate 8

In a devastating incident that occurred over the weekend in El Cajon, a motorist traveling in the wrong direction on Interstate 8 met with a tragic end, while a toddler riding in another vehicle suffered severe injuries. The authorities reported this heartbreaking incident on Monday. The unidentified driver was heading east on the westbound lanes of the freeway, near El Cajon Valley High School, when his 2017 Chevrolet Silverado suddenly veered to the right, colliding with a concrete guardrail wall shortly after 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol. The pickup truck continued its perilous journey, crossing the center median and colliding with another barrier on the west side of Second Street. This collision caused chunks of concrete to break off and strike multiple vehicles traveling on the city street, resulting in injuries, including a 17-month-old child who was a passenger in one of the vehicles. Tragically, the pickup truck then crashed onto a sidewalk on the east side of Second Street, coming to rest against a wall and bursting into flames. Despite the courageous efforts of bystanders attempting to rescue the driver, described as male, he succumbed to the flames inside the burning truck. Paramedics swiftly transported the injured 17-month-old child to Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego to receive treatment for serious, yet seemingly non-life-threatening injuries. This heart-wrenching incident serves as a reminder of the importance of road safety and vigilance while driving, as one person lost their life, and an innocent toddler faced severe injuries due to the actions of the wrong-way driver.  
Location: I-8, El Cajon, CA 92021, USA
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