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.

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Comment by Russell Buckley on August 26, 2010 at 9:52am
Hi Chris. You and Gina are doing a nice job providing a beneficial community service. I sense that your readership is growing. Thanks. Keep up the good work. Russell
Comment by Chris Lavin on August 26, 2010 at 8:55am
Glad to do it Trina. Gina and I enjoy serving the community with this type of thing. Just hope the young man is okay. We'll check on that for you later as well. If you get a chance, invite a few of your La Mesa friends to join us here. The more people who acknowledge reading the site by joining, the more powerful the forum will be for supplying good information. All the best and thanks for the kind words,
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Comment by Trina Marxen on August 26, 2010 at 8:51am
Thank you for making this information available. I saw this scene this morning and wondred what had happened. None of the local news channels/webiste had the information avaialable.

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