A medical emergency briefly resulted in traffic being blocked on Interstate 15 near Fallbrook Tuesday morning, an official said.
It happened a little before 10 a.m. on northbound I-15 near state Route 76.
According to California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Smale, a driver began experiencing complications stemming from diabetes and was forced to stop in the middle of the interstate.
Border Patrol officers and Riverside County sheriff’s deputies — though the incident took place in San Diego County — were close by and were the first to respond to the incident, Smale said. CHP officers arrived shortly after.
The driver was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was expected to fine, Smale said; the freeway was quickly able to be reopened.
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