Fatal car accident: A 36-year-old woman was killed Thursday when her car was broadsided by another driver who ran a red light in El Cajon.
• At an El Cajon intersection where red-light cameras have been disabled, a motorist in an Acura ran the light and broadsided a Chevrolet sedan.
• The impact toppled the Chevy onto its side.
• The driver of the Chevy died at the scene.
El Cajon Police Lt. Frank La Haye said El Cajon resident Nicole Hay, 36, as driving a Chevrolet Sonic southbound on Mollison Avenue when she entered the intersection at East Washington Avenue on a green light.
A westbound Acura Integra, driven by a 43-year-old El Cajon woman whose identity was not immediately released, ran a red light on Washington Avenue and slammed into the side of Hay’s car. The impact knocked the Sonic over onto the driver’s side.
Hay died at the scene.
The driver of the Integra was seriously injured. Witnesses at the scene administered first aid until paramedics arrived, when the woman was taken to a hospital to be treated. Lt. La Haye said her injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.
The intersection was previously monitored by red light cameras, but the cameras were covered in canvas at the time of the accident. According to the CBS report, the city council recently voted to shut off some of the cameras, and the intersection where this fatal accident took place was one of those affected.