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Car veers off road, tumbles down ravine in Chula Vista; 3 people rescued

Posted at 6:51 AM, Jul 09, 2024

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) – Three people were hospitalized early Tuesday morning after the car they were in swerved off a Chula Vista street and tumbled down a ravine.

Just before 12:30 a.m., Chula Vista Police said a blue Ford Mustang was traveling in the 1700 block of Wueste Road when the driver lost control and veered off the roadway near the Olympic Training Center.

Police stated the driver and front passenger were ejected from the car as it rolled over down a ravine several times. A backseat passenger was left trapped inside the wrecked vehicle.

Responding emergency crews cut the trapped person from the wreckage and brought the victim up the hillside.

All three people were taken to the hospital, and police said the driver suffered minor injuries and the two passengers were in critical condition.

Chula Vista Police’s Traffic Bureau is investigating the cause of the crash, but they noted that alcohol is currently considered a factor in the incident.