Medical emergency causes brief shutdown of I-15 near Fallbrook

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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.

Will Fritz can be reached by email at wfritz@reedermedia.com.