Big Rig crash in Escondido
Earlier this week, a crash involving a pickup truck and a tractor trailer sent an Escondido man to the hospital. The collision happened at the intersection of West Valley Parkway and Home Depot Center. According to Fox Channel Five News, the driver of the pickup truck apparently ran a red light, and was subsequently struck by the semi truck.
First responders with the Escondido Fire Department had to extricate the driver of the pickup truck from his vehicle. He was immediately transported to Palomar Hospital for treatment of significant injuries. A team from the San Diego County Hazardous Materials Department also responded to the crash to clean up vehicle fluids that were spilled onto the roadway. This wreck is still under investigation.