Woman escapes flipped car, hit by oncoming traffic

A woman managed to escape this wreck after flipping her car in North County, but was hit by another vehicle as she tried to cross the street.

SAN DIEGO — A woman suffered serious injuries Sunday morning after flipping her car, escaping the wreck and getting hit by another vehicle.

The crash happened around 5 a.m. on Poway Road in the Sabre Springs area north of Scripps Ranch. Police say the 24-year-old woman was headed east when she somehow lost control, crossed the median and flipped her sedan. She managed to crawl out of the wreck, but as she walked across the street through the westbound lanes, was hit by a passing car driven by a 23-year-old woman.

The driver of that vehicle immediately stopped and called 911, San Diego Police Lt. Christian Sharp said. The woman was rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to Sharp. The driver of the other car was not badly hurt. She cooperated with police and was not suspected of DUI, Sharp said.

All westbound lanes of Poway Road were shut down in the immediate area, and only one lane remained open heading east for several hours after the crash.

Later Sunday, police said the woman had several broken bones and a head injury but was expected to survive the crash.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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