Cab driver causes gas leak, forces evacuations in Mission Valley

SAN DIEGO - A solo-vehicle car crash severed a gas line in Mission Valley early Monday, prompting evacuations of a nearby hotel, authorities said.

The natural gas leak in the 2400 block Hotel Circle Place was reported at 1:54 a.m., according to a San Diego fire-rescue dispatcher.

As a precaution, some guests of Premier Inns Mission Valley at 2484 Hotel Circle Place were evacuated, she said. An SDG&E crew was summoned to stop the leak.

The vehicle involved in the crash was a cab, said San Diego police Officer Dino Delimitros. No injuries were reported.
 

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