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.
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