This video was uploaded by SanDiegoNewsVideo to YouTube in February 2013.
Last week another suspected DUI accident occurred at the end of the SR-125, according to a report by San Diego News Video. This time the vehicle avoided crashing into cars on Mission Gorge Road and flew straight through a red light and off an embankment.
The accident occurred at 5:30 a.m. on February 10. According to a report from the scene, no one was injured and the male driver was suspected by Sheriff's deputies of driving under the influence.
Between 2006 and 2012 there have been 61 traffic collisions at the intersection of Mission Gorge Road and SR-125, 14 caused by a DUI driver, 16 caused by speeding, and three deadly, according to the Sheriff's Department. Of the three deadly crashes, two were caused by DUI, one by a floor mat stuck on the accelerator.
The most recent accident at the intersection occurred in December, which involved a 21-year-old Orange County man accused of driving drunk and crashing into a San Diego police car, seriously injuring a rookie officer. A new freeway sign was recently installed near the intersection in memory of Pamela Sue Marabeas, who was fatally struck by a drunk driver at the intersection in 2009.
Deputy City Manager Pedro Orso-Delgado recently said that city staff were setting up meetings with Caltrans to discuss ideas to make the end of the freeway safer for motorists.
Read more about the intersection and car crashes that have occured there:
- Santee City Staff Considering Changes to Make End of SR-125 Safer
- Freeway Sign Dedicated in Memory of Woman Killed in Route 125 Crash
- Driver of Car that Injured SDPD Officer Arrested for DUI
- Survivor of 2009 Crash Files Lawsuit