SPRING STREET - An early morning one car accident left the trolley tracks blocked just north of the downtown La Mesa stop today, leaving commuters scrambling for alternate transportation while police investigated the mishap.
The driver of the Ford subcompact was attempting to cross the trolley track and head south on Spring when police said he hit a fence post that went through the windshield and struck him in the head. The car came to rest across the trolley track instantly shutting down trolley traffic along the heavily travelled Orange Line to downtown San Diego. Students heading to SDSU or other Mission Valley stations were also cut off.
The car's driver was not identified yet but was unconscious and taken to the hospital.
At 7:37 this morning the tracks remained blocked while police studied the scene. Officials said the tracks were cleared by 8:30 a.m. and the trolley service resumed. Buses had been ferrying passengers around the blockage throughout the morning.