SAN DIEGO, CA – A teenage driver and her passenger were injured when their vehicle overturned in the Point Loma Heights area on Sunday.
According to Fox News San Diego, the 17-year-old driver of a 1999 Ford Explorer was headed north in the left lane of Nimitz Boulevard just after 11 p.m. Near Voltaire Street, the passenger reached over and grabbed the steering wheel. The driver was startled when the passenger jerked the wheel back and forth and overcorrected while trying to regain control. This sent the vehicle into a bridge abutment under the overpass.
The front seat passenger was ejected when the car when overturned.
Both driver and passenger were transported to an area hospital. Both were seriously injured but are expected to make a recovery.
There were two other passengers in the car that ran from the scene before authorities arrived.
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