At least one person was hospitalized following a multi-vehicle collision that caused a gas leak in Mira Mesa, San Diego, on Wednesday afternoon, March 15, 2023.
According to the San Diego Fire Department, the crash involving two to three cars occurred at about 3:18 p.m. on Black Mountain Road and Gold Coast Drive.
Two people were evaluated by the responding officers for any possible injuries. One was transported to a hospital in an unknown condition and with unspecified injuries. No further details were available on the condition of the other person involved.
A black SUV reportedly struck a gas meter, severing and exposing the gas line, and caused a gas leak which prompted an evacuation of the residents of a condominium building. The evacuation was later lifted at about 6:45 p.m.
By 5:30 p.m., San Diego Gas & Electric was able to cut off the gas after the estimated two-inch diameter line damage. Black Mountain between Carrol Canyon and Gold Coast was also closed for several hours.
No other information was immediately available as the investigation continued.
Multi-Vehicle Accident Statistics
In the United States, automobile collisions are the leading cause of a disproportionate share of accidental fatalities and injuries. In addition, the number of people injured in car accidents reaches ten million while the fatalities reach two million across the whole world.
According to a report made by the National Safety Council, the number of people killed in traffic accidents in the United States rose by 8.3 percent in 2020. After three years of decline, this happened. In 2019, 39,107 people lost their lives in car accidents. There were 42,338 the following year, in 2020.
2020 also saw 3,847 persons in California lose their lives due to car crashes. Multi-car crashes accounted for nearly half (1.587 or 41%) of all fatalities. Single-vehicle accidents accounted for the majority (59%) of fatalities (2,260).
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