Press Releases

Press Enter to show all options, press Tab go to next option
To sign up for automatic notifications for Press Releases, please click here and enroll in e-notification.

Sink Hole in El Cajon

Post Date:04/16/2018 11:17 PM


DATE AND TIME OCCURRED:  04-16-18 at 8:37 pm

LOCATION OF OCCURRENCE:  Johnson Avenue and Vernon Avenue, El Cajon


Police responded to the area of Johnson and Vernon in response to a water main break. Upon arrival, officers barricaded the intersection and worked with Helix Water District to shut down the intersection and begin repairs.

While police were on scene, a driver proceeded South on Johnson and entered the intersection after driving around an emergency vehicle that had been blocking the intersection. The vehicle drove onto the weakened roadway above the water main break, causing the asphalt to give way, creating a sink hole that the compact car fell into. Officers on scene were able to rescue the driver as the vehicle became submerged. The driver and all officers were unharmed.

Police are asking that travelers take an alternate route when in the area of the sinkhole while Helix Water can conduct repairs.


PREPARED BY:  Lt. Randy Soulard


DATE AND TIME:  04-16-18 at 10:15pm

REVIEWED BY:  Sgt. Chris Baldwin

Jeff Davis, Chief Of Police

Return to full list >>