Two apartment complexes in the Mira Mesa neighborhood were evacuated Wednesday after a natural gas leak caused by a vehicle collision, according to the San Diego Police Department.
One person was injured and taken to Palomar Medical Center, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The leak was reported at 3:18 p.m. at Gold Coast Drive and Black Mountain Road, with the SDFD arriving at 3:25 p.m. The collision occurred at the same location, according to police.
According to SDFD, Black Mountain Road, between Gold Coast Drive and Carroll Canyon Road, was closed at 4:45 p.m. and will remain closed for several hours.
The SDFD’s Monica Munoz said the incident involved “a large-diameter gas main break with a vehicle on top.”
Authorities evacuated two apartment complexes, at 10200 and 10232 Black Mountain Road.
SDFD crews called police to assist them with evacuations, Munoz said, adding that 20 apartment units were evacuated. Evacuees were taken to Miramar College for safety reasons, according to SDFD.
San Diego Gas & Electric stopped the flow of gas, but had not yet made repairs to the line, according to the utility.
It was unclear what caused the collision or if anyone else was injured.
Updated at 6:03 p.m. March 15, 2023
City News Service contributed to this article.