Crash on SR-94 causes chain reaction wreck

Posted at 11:21 PM, Oct 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-11 08:40:52-04

LEMON GROVE, Calif. (KGTV) - A major crash on SR-94 near Massachusetts off-ramp caused backups on the westbound lanes Wednesday night.

According to CHP, the driver of an SUV traveling east and lost control just after 8 p.m. The SUV drove through shrubs on the center divider, jumped the median wall and ended up upside on the westbound lanes.

The driver has been identified as a 35-year-old man. He was driving alone. He was taken to the hospital with major injuries, but was conscious, according to CHP.

Alcohol is believed be a factor in the crash.

Authorities on the scene were not sure if he was wearing a seatbelt.

The crash caused cars to swerve out of the way, causing other accidents on the 94. One fender bender was reported, and a motorcycle rider lost of control and was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Two lanes of traffic were closed off on the westbound lanes. All lanes were reopened shortly after 10 p.m.