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Wrong-way driver hits car on SR-94 in Golden Hill

Posted at 5:59 AM, Feb 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-26 09:15:30-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- A driver was arrested early Wednesday morning after authorities said he drove the wrong way on state Route 94 and struck another car.

The collision occurred at around 3:45 a.m. on the westbound side of SR-94 near 28th Street in the Golden Hill area, according to the California Highway Patrol.

10News learned a silver Honda CR-V SUV was heading east on the westbound lanes for unknown reasons when it struck a car and caused it to spin out. Debris from the crash, including a tire, flew across the freeway.

An oncoming red car struck the tire, causing damage to the vehicle.

The wrong-way SUV continued on for about half a mile before coming to a stop, and the driver was then approached by the 10News Breaking News Tracker.

10News photojournalist Paul Anderegg asked the driver if he was alright, and he responded, “I’m totally OK. I know that my car’s totaled. I just need to get out of it.”

Anderegg asked, “Why were you driving the wrong way?” but the driver did not answer.

Emergency crews treated all the affected drivers at the scene, but no one was taken to the hospital.

The wrong-way driver was taken into custody, but there was no immediate word on what charges he would face.