Taxi driver killed in crash with SDG&E truck

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SAN DIEGO – A fatal crash in City Heights Thursday afternoon involved a San Diego Gas & Electric truck and a taxi, authorities said.

The taxi driver was killed when his cab collided with a utility truck at the Home and Fairmount avenues intersection just before 3 p.m., authorities reported.

A witness told Fox5 the taxi was driving fast and crashed into the back of the truck.

Officers arrived to find the cab driver pinned in his crumpled car, SDPD public-affairs Officer Humberto Hernandez said. The victim, whose name was withheld pending family notification, died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

The wreck left the intersection closed to through traffic into the late afternoon, Hernandez said.

SDG&E spokesperson issued a statement regarding the crash:

“The SDG&E truck was struck from behind by the cab. While we are thankful that our crewmembers were not injured, we are saddened to learn that the cab driver has passed away. Our condolences go out to those involved in this tragic incident and to their families.”

Friends of the taxi driver said he had a wife and two children.

10 comments

    • Danny H.

      The SDG &E truck was rear ended by the cab. How in the fuck is that their fault? Ignorant ass. Learn how to read

    • Travis Tidwell

      I know a lot of these guys personally and safety is always a priority …this taxi ran into the back of that line truck ..as sad as it is someone passed ..the Sdge driver couldn’t have prevented that ..

  • Carlos

    There is something that has to be done about these inexperience taxi drivers, they get their permits at the same place I get my food handlers card…..that should tell you something

    • snowfreeze

      I got hit by one about a year ago. Tboned out of the blue. Tons of med bills and my car still isnt fixed correctly. Nghtmare scenario.

  • Mesfin

    I’m just wondering, how come a 25 years taxi cab driver whom I know is inexperienced !!! Know b4 U post something! ?!?

  • TruColors

    Its a very sad day for his family. My condolences go out to them. I was there after it happened and the cops were barely getting there. The taxis window shield was extremely crashed. And there were like 5 more cars involved. We have to drive careful guys and remember to always be focus on the road.

  • Teddy

    Carlos you mean food stamp? Dude what do you know bout cab drivers? Get your lazy ass up and find a job sucker!!!

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