Six vehicles were involved in a chain reaction crash in foggy conditions on eastbound I-8 near Alpine on October 10.

According to California Highway Patrol the crash began when a sedan rammed into the back of a truck towing a trailer in heavy fog, just west of Tavern Road shortly after 7:15 AM. Six vehicles were involved in the incident when other vehicles ran into the initial vehicles in a chain-reaction crash. 

road closure sign depicted at scene of accident

In a report by the San Diego Union-Tribune, three people were taken to the hospital, one with major injuries and two with minor injuries.

A traffic alert was prompted when all three lanes of the I-8 were blocked, while the shoulder remained open. At around 9 AM the left lane of the freeway reopened. 

“Dangerous road conditions, such as fog, must be taken seriously,” said Gerald Singleton, leading personal injury attorney at Singleton Schreiber. “It’s unfortunate that so many vehicles and people were affected by today’s crash and my thoughts are with those injured.”

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Alpine car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (619) 771-3473 or by emailing

Dangerous San Diego Multi-Vehicle Pileups

The city of San Diego grapples with a lesser-known but significant issue – multi-vehicle pileups on its bustling roadways. While the city’s scenic landscapes are a source of attraction, they can also contribute to hazardous driving conditions that lead to devastating multi-vehicle accidents.

Multi-vehicle pileups, often referred to as chain-reaction crashes, occur when three or more vehicles collide in a single incident. They tend to happen in congested areas, on highways, or during adverse weather conditions. In San Diego, several factors contribute to the occurrence and severity of these dangerous accidents:

  • Highway Congestion: San Diego’s growing population and tourism industry result in congested roadways, especially during peak travel times. The more vehicles on the road, the higher the risk of multi-vehicle pileups.
  • Adverse Weather Conditions: While San Diego enjoys beautiful weather for most of the year, sudden rain showers or dense fog can reduce visibility and road traction, increasing the likelihood of accidents.
  • Tourist Traffic: San Diego’s status as a tourist destination means that unfamiliar drivers frequently navigate its roads. They may not be accustomed to local traffic patterns or the city’s complex freeway systems, increasing the potential for accidents.
  • Highway Design: Some of San Diego’s highways have intricate interchanges and merging lanes, making it challenging for drivers to navigate safely, especially during rush hours.

To address the dangers associated with multi-vehicle pileups in San Diego, local authorities and organizations have implemented several measures:

  • Public Awareness Campaigns: Efforts are made to educate both residents and tourists about safe driving practices, including adjusting speed to weather conditions and maintaining a safe following distance.
  • Improved Infrastructure: Investment in infrastructure improvements includes adding signage, enhancing lighting, and improving road maintenance to minimize hazards caused by poor road conditions.
  • Emergency Response Coordination: Quick response is crucial in minimizing the severity of pileup accidents. San Diego’s emergency services have streamlined communication and response protocols to provide timely assistance to accident victims.
  • Law Enforcement: Increased enforcement of traffic laws, especially in high-risk areas or during inclement weather, aims to deter reckless driving and reduce accidents.

While San Diego is a city known for its beauty and vitality, it is not immune to the dangers of multi-vehicle pileups. The combination of traffic congestion, adverse weather conditions, and a steady influx of tourists makes the city’s roads susceptible to these accidents. However, with continued efforts in public awareness, infrastructure improvement, emergency response coordination, and law enforcement, San Diego strives to make its roadways safer for both residents and visitors, reducing the incidence and severity of dangerous multi-vehicle pileups. Safe driving practices and vigilance behind the wheel remain the keys to avoiding these perilous situations on San Diego’s picturesque highways.

“My hope is that anyone affected by this crash reaches out to a knowledgeable attorney as determining liability and fault with multiple vehicles involved can be tricky,” added Mr. Singleton. “Those injured in the collision may now be facing serious-out-pocket medical expenses as a result of the pileup.”

If you or someone you love has been injured in an Alpine car accident, contact the personal injury attorneys at Singleton Schreiber by calling (619) 771-3473 or by emailing