Woman loses control of vehicle on curve, plunges down embankment

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Editor’s note: The location of the crash in this article has been corrected to state that it happened on state Route 76.

FALLBROOK, Calif. (CNS) – A woman was rescued after she lost control of her car and plunged down an embankment in rural North County Friday, crawling out of the mangled wreck and eventually getting lifted to safety.

The crash happened on state Route 76 just east of Interstate 15 in the Fallbrook area, authorities said.

Capt. John Choi of the North County Fire Protection District said the accident occurred at 4:30 p.m.

“A woman driving her vehicle lost control at an infamous dead man’s curve and plunged over the side of an embankment with a 40-foot drop,” Choi said. “She was able to crawl out of her vehicle, but had injuries that required firefighters responding to use stokes basket rigging to do a road-rescue operation and bring her safely up to the side of the road.”

Choi said the victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

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