Five injured in minivan rollover on state Route 54 in Paradise Hills

Minivan was carrying St. Paul's PACE passengers
Posted at 10:51 AM, Feb 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-24 22:38:33-05

SAN DIEGO - Four people were injured after a minivan rolled over on westbound state Route 54 in the Paradise Hills area.

The crash was reported at about 10:30 a.m. on the westbound side near Woodman Ave., according to the California Highway Patrol. Officers said a vehicle hit a tractor-trailer and a minivan for St. Paul's PACE, a local senior services organization, heading to Chula Vista.

The minivan went over the guardrail and came to rest on the grassy center divider. The driver of the minivan sustained minor injuries.

Some of the passengers inside the St. Paul's minivan were wheelchair-bound and needed to be cut from their seatbelts by good Samaritans that stopped to help following the crash. At least two passengers were strapped into their wheelchair.

Both the minivan and tractor-trailer were towed away.

No information was immediately available as to why the driver of the vehicle struck the minivan and tractor-trailer.