The man was driving a 1999 Chevrolet Malibu northbound on the freeway, south of Nobel Drive, around 4:20 a.m. when the car drifted off the right side of the road and then swerved back to the left across all lanes, said CHP spokesman Brad Baehr.
The Malibu struck a steel guardrail in the center median, then came to rest facing south across two lanes of the 805, according to Baehr.
Moments later, the Malibu was sideswiped by a 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt just as the man in the Malibu was getting out of his vehicle, Baehr said.
The Malibu was then struck by a 2004 BMZ 325 and a large SUV, the officer said.
The man driving the Malibu was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital with major injuries to his legs and possible head trauma, Baehr said.
A 39-year-old San Diego woman who was driving the Cobalt was also taken to Scripps when she complained of chest pain.
A SigAlert for the area was lifted shortly before 7 a.m.
As the heatwave continues to torment people, shockingly high electricity bills seem to be an added annoyance this summer.
Saturday, the community of Alpine turned out to help the victims of the devastating West Fire. Dozens packed the Alpine Community Center for a special fundraiser hosted by News 8’s Shawn Styles.
Del Mar racing fans had a different reason to cheer on Saturday. This time it was for Martine Bellocq.
Deserts will dry out over the weekend, monsoonal moisture returning by Tuesday. Weekend temperatures slightly warmer as the high moves over the region, bringing in drier air. Beach conditions to improve Saturday. Water temperature slightly cooler than last week.
A man who fired a gun and threatened customers at a Fallbrook bar early Saturday morning was thwarted by patrons who tackled him and held him until law enforcement could arrive, a San Diego County sheriff's deputy said.
A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.
The San Diego team in the Alliance of American football announced the signing of former San Diego State offensive tackle Terry Poole, a fourth-round choice by the Seattle Seahawks in the 2015 NFL draft, and nine other players.