SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A driver was rescued by first responders early Thursday after falling asleep and crashing off Interstate 805 in Chula Vista, reports Times of San Diego.
The accident occurred on the northbound side of the freeway at Telegraph Canyon Road, at about 6:45 a.m.
A witness told authorities the driver had just entered the northbound lanes and appeared to ignore other drivers when he increased his speed. Shortly after, his car traveled off the roadway and dropped 400 feet down the ravine.
The California Highway Patrol, along with Chula Vista police and fire crews, went down the ravine by foot to escort the driver back up to receive medical treatment.
Officials did not shared details on the victim’s condition, but the patient was able to walk back up the ravine independently.
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