A man who was possibly using a knife while driving Sunday morning died when he struck a parked car and his auto’s airbag propelled the knife into his neck. The accident caused a chain-reaction crash involving five other cars, according to onscene.tv.
San Diego police and firefighters responded to the report of a crash at 5:18 a.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes of Rancho Bernardo Road, just east of Acena Drive. When they arrived they found the driver in the lead car with major life-threatening injuries. Inside the car there was a heavy amount of blood, a knife on the dashboard and protein powder spread throughout the vehicle.
The man was taken to a nearby hospital where a stab wound was found in the victim’s neck. He later died.
Police suspect the driver was using the knife to mix protein powder into a container of water and became distracted, causing his car to drift toward a car parked on the side of the road. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt and speed was believed to be a factor in the crash. There were no brake skid marks at the scene, according to onscene.tv.
There was no report of other injuries in the five other cars that were damaged as a result of the crash.