Accident Involving Wrong-Way Driver Caught on Tape

No one was seriously injured after a spectacular crash on I-5 near Las Pulgas Road in Oceanside. An 83-year-old driver identified as Clarence Kinney was driving a Ford F-150 when he entered the northbound lanes of the free, but drove south. A quick thinking driver on the southbound side of the freeway noticed the man, and recorded the accident on his cell phone. It’s pretty dramatic (link below).

It appears that Kinney doesn’t even realize that he is on the wrong side of the freeway, and is just cruising at a high rate of speed. All of a sudden, he slams his truck into the concrete center divider, and caroms into oncoming lanes. The video ends there, but reports state that Kinney’s truck was then t-boned by a Land Rover, which split his truck in half. The cab portion of Kinney’s truck was then hit by a big rig truck, which itself lost control and crashed. A minivan also was involved.

Incredibly, no one suffered serious injuries. Kinney, who was battered like a pinball was taken to a hospital and reported to only have minor injuries. No else needed medical attention. It turns out Kinney was driving with a suspended license.


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