SAN DIEGO — A driver has been hospitalized after sustaining severe injuries in a solo-vehicle crash into two palm trees in Clairemont Saturday night.
The driver, described as a 23-year-old man, was traveling south on Genesee Avenue around 9:10 p.m. in a Honda sedan, when they lost control and veered to the left into the northbound lanes of the road.
According to San Diego police, the vehicle jumped the sidewalk and hit two palm trees near Balboa Avenue, knocking them over.
The collision was first reported at 9:12 p.m., according to San Diego Fire & Rescue. Crews arrived minutes later to pull the driver from the vehicle.
After crews extracted the driver, they were taken to the hospital for treatment of severe injuries, including a pelvic fracture, left femur fracture and left hand fracture. SDPD said their injuries are not considered life threatening.
Fire personnel on the scene told FOX 5 that the driver was traveling at a high rate of speed when they lost control. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.
Genesee Avenue was closed from Mt Edna Drive to Derrick Drive for clean-up, according to fire crews. It has since been reopened.