Carlsbad, CA – Wrong-Way Crash on I-5 S near Cannon Rd Results in Injuries
Carlsbad, CA (December 1, 2023) – On the morning of Friday, December 1st, a collision occurred on Interstate 5 in Carlsbad, resulting in injuries and the arrest of a driver suspected of driving under the influence. The incident involved a pickup truck and a sedan on the southbound side of I-5 near Cannon Road, according to the California Highway Patrol. The black truck, traveling in the wrong direction, collided head-on with a car carrying two occupants. Emergency responders arrived at the scene to rescue the trapped driver from the car wreckage. The injured driver was then transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, while the passenger emerged unharmed. The driver of the black truck underwent evaluation for DUI at the scene and was subsequently arrested. As a consequence of the collision, a Sig Alert was issued, leading to the closure of several southbound lanes at Cannon Road during the peak of the Friday morning commute. Authorities are actively investigating the cause of the crash, and updates will be provided as the investigation progresses.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim, and we hope for a speedy recovery.