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Truck Flips Station Wagon Onto Roof on Palm Avenue

A collision between a car and heavy truck in the intersection at 9th Street and Palm Avenue caused the station wagon to flip on its roof Monday evening.

A collision between a Saturn station wagon and Cecilia's Safety Service truck Monday evening caused the Saturn to flip, according to officials.

Witnesses say Alisha Russell of Imperial Beach was going 40-50 mph westbound on Palm Avenue at about 8:45 p.m. when she ran a red light, said Sheriff's Deputy Jeff Jackson.

"The Saturn was approaching the intersection and ran a red light. The truck accelerated going southbound and broadsided the Saturn, forcing it to roll over onto its roof."

Russell was assisted from the car by a bystander, suffered minor cuts from broken windshield glass and was transported to UCSD Hospital for precautionary reasons.

Raymond Romero of Imperial Beach, who was driving the truck full of cones and safety signs, was transported to Scripps Chula Vista with possible neck and back injuries.

Neither driver was intoxicated, Jackson said.

Shorebird August 29, 2012 at 02:44 PM
and Caltrans thinks we need to increase the speed limit here. These fools drive too fast on Palm avenue now. That is the second accident in that intersection in a couple of months. Both of them because someone ran the light.Or maybe the city wants to pay for a permanent patrol car on duty at that intersection?
John Galt August 29, 2012 at 07:18 PM
One seriously stupid bad driver ran a red light. The other driver may have been able to avoid if time permitted. I have had idiots go around me while I am stopped at a red light because they are entitiled. They know they are running a red light and don't care. Racing up to stop signs is another problem. Stop means STOP, not slow down. Many accidents could be avoided by simply paying attention.
Michelle Albanez August 31, 2012 at 08:21 PM
This is NOT a STUPID driver for you INFORMATION! You should really watch how you say your words you IDIOT!
Shorebird September 03, 2012 at 07:14 PM
do we need a Dictionary word a day here?
Chico&The Man September 17, 2012 at 05:40 AM
his is not a StUPID. driver who ran a red light for you're information you should really take advise from this driver and see were it gets you... "The Saturn was approaching the intersection and her mind was in uranus when all went down...
John Galt September 17, 2012 at 02:37 PM
@ Michelle Albanez YES it is a STUPID driver. Are you the driver? You like running red lights? You should really watch how you think you IDIOT!

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