Driver arrested for driving on drugs after 4-car crash


It happened around 12:54 p.m. Monday on Balboa Avenue and Charger Boulevard in Clairemont. 

SAN DIEGO — One person was seriously injured and another was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs after a four-car crash in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego.

It happened at12:54 p.m. Monday on Balboa Avenue and Charger Boulevard. A 59-year-old man driving a Nissan Frontier westbound on Balboa hit the center median and crossed into oncoming traffic. The Frontier hit a Jeep Patriot driven by a 33-year-old woman. The Patriot then hit a Honda Civic and a Jeep Cherokee.

The woman driving the Patriot suffered a broken leg and her passenger complained of pain. No one else was seriously injured .

The man driving the Nissan Frontier was arrested at the scene for driving under the influence of drugs.

The accident caused  traffic to back up on Balboa for more than 90 minutes.

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