Toyota Corolla Flew Off The I-15 Freeway in San Diego on August 5th
The crash was reported at about 5:32 a.m. Thursday morning.
According to the San Diego Fire Department, four passengers occupied the Toyota Camry and were seriously injured following the incident. Although they were able to free themselves from the vehicle, they were unable to climb to the road for help due to their condition.
There were no closures of the traffic lanes due to the crash being off the roadway. In addition, there were a total of fifteen members from the SDFD that responded to the accident.
The cause of the crash is still unknown due to an ongoing investigation.
Luckily, the passengers did not sustain any fatal injuries. When a car departs from the roadway it is often likely for the crash to result in a fatality. These types of crashes have a 53% fatality rate.
According to the NHTSA, collisions that involve being run off the road account for 70% of all fatal single-vehicle accidents.
Common factors in these types of accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Not wearing a seatbelt
- Impaired driving