SAN DIEGO - Three people – two of them children – were injured in a crash on southbound Interstate 805 in North Clairemont.
The single-vehicle crash occurred just before 3 p.m. on southbound I-805 north of state Route 52. Authorities say the driver somehow lost control and hit the center median.
10News was told other drivers got out of their cars and helped two young girls get out of the car.
Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to free a woman who was trapped in the wreckage. She was also taken to a local hospital to be treated.
The woman and children were taken to the hospital with injuries that ranged from minor to moderate.
It was raining at the time, but investigators could not say if the weather is to blame but they are looking into that as a possible cause.
"We've had a dry year, very little rain. You have a lot of oils and residue on the roads and rain like this is the perfect opportunity for that to lift and rise to the surface and now you've got very slick roadways," said Battalion Chief Mike Finnerty, who is with the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
All freeway lanes were cleared and a Sig Alert issued for the area was lifted just after 4 p.m.