Two people were rescued from vehicles that were involved in a collision with a tractor-trailer rig on a Serra Mesa freeway Saturday, according to fire officials.
The California Highway Patrol was dispatched to the northbound side of Interstate 805, just north of Interstate 8 shortly after 11 a.m. That’s where they found the two people trapped, according to San Diego Fire-Rescue Department Spokeswoman Monica Munoz.
The big rig had come to rest on one of the cars after colliding with a second car. A large chunk of the freeway’s cement center divider was broken off and there was also a fuel spill following the crash.
That prompted a hazardous materials response team to be dispatched to the area. The two victims were taken by ambulance to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where they are expected to make a full recovery, Munoz said.
A SigAlert was activated by the CHP as traffic began to back up in the area in both directions.
— City News Service
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