Updated: 10:49 a.m.: A traffic accident Tuesday afternoon on Highway 92 caused authorities to close the road in both directions overnight. Traffic control continued into Wednesday morning.
The single-vehicle collision occurred shortly after 4 p.m. on Tuesday near Spanishtown. According to reports, the car hit a powerline operated by AT&T and caused the pole to land across the highway. The driver was trapped in the car and needed to be rescued by firefighters before being transported to Stanford Hospital for “serious injuries,” San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Javier Acosta said.
An AT&T spokesperson said the company said crews working overnight to replace the downed pole.
This is not the first time accidents on this particular stretch of highway have caused fatalities and blocked access to and from Half Moon Bay. In 2015, an alleged drunken driver headed eastbound careered off the road in that spot and had to be taken to the hospital.