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Car crashes into tree shutting down roads in the College area

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Posted at 3:02 PM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 18:02:15-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- One person was seriously injured Thursday when a car swerved off a College-area street and crashed into a tree.

According to San Diego Police, the crash happened shortly before 11:30 a.m. on Montezuma Road, just southwest of San Diego State University.

Police say they found the driver sleeping in his car near College Ave. and Montezuma Rd and saw a gun between the driver's legs. When the driver woke up, he took off.

Police say the man sped down Montezuma Rd. East of Collwood Blvd. and crashed into a pine tree. He suffered serious injures and is recovering at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

The driver’s gun was found back at 54th and Montezuma, according to Police.

The accident forced a closure of the roadway between Collwood Boulevard and 54th Street as investigators documented the crash scene. All traffic lanes in the area were open again as of 2 p.m., a dispatcher said.