LA JOLLA — An Imperial Irrigation District employee is in serious but stable condition after a collision east of Brawley on Thursday morning.
Bryan King, 24, of Brawley is in the surgical intensive care unit this morning at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla, according to a hospital staffer.
King was working in the area of Hastian Road near Jones Road east of Brawley just before 2 a.m. Thursday when his pickup hit a dirt embankment and ran off the road, according to the California Highway Patrol.
According to Highway Patrol Officer Carlos Davila, King was driving south on Hastian Road, approaching Jones Road. As King approached Jones Road, he apparently failed to see the drainage ditch on the south side of Jones Road. He applied his brakes when he saw the ditch, but was unable to avoid it, according to Davila. King was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash, according to the Highway Patrol.