SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — At least one person was hurt Thursday afternoon when a car crashed down an embankment along Interstate 5 near northeast Del Mar, reports the California Highway Patrol.
The accident took place on the northbound interstate near Exit 36 to Via De La Valle, south of Del Mar Shopping Center. It was first reported to the CHP shortly before 12:45 p.m.
It was unclear what caused the wreck, but a white Mercedes SUV left the roadway and traveled down the embankment off the right shoulder.
Minor injuries were reported, but authorities did not confirm the number of people injured or whether they were transported to a hospital.
Local fire department personnel and tow crews were asked to respond to the scene with 100 feet of cable, where the SUV had come to rest in a precarious position.
Two right lanes were expected to remain blocked during the response.
By 3:10 p.m., more than two hours later, the wreckage had been removed from the site and all lanes were reopened to traffic.
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