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Driver rescued after crashing into ditch off I-8 in El Cajon

Publish Date: 2022/04/04

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CA — A woman was hospitalized early Saturday morning after a single-vehicle wreck off Interstate 8 in north El Cajon, according to OnScene.TV.

The accident happened on the westbound lanes near the connector to California Highway 67 northbound. It was first reported by OnScene at 2:39 a.m.

A preliminary investigation indicates the woman was driving a Honda Odyssey westbound when, for reasons still being investigated, the minivan veered off the roadway and crashed into a drainage ditch.

Fire crews had to conduct a rescue extrication to safely remove the driver from the vehicle. She was then transported to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries. No updates on her condition have been released as of this writing, but footage at the scene shows the victim conscious, alert, and communicating with crews.

The connector ramp was shut down during the emergency response.

It is unknown whether drugs or alcohol contributed to the crash, but an investigation by the California Highway Patrol was underway.


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