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Woman getting gas for truck hit by car on SR-76 ramp in Oceanside

Posted at 7:48 AM, Oct 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-14 10:48:17-04

OCEANSIDE, Calif. (KGTV) – A woman walking to her truck on the state Route 76 ramp from Interstate 5 after getting gas was struck by a car that then rolled over, according to California Highway Patrol officials.

At around 2:30 a.m. Monday, CHP officials said two women were on their way back to their truck after it ran out of gas on SR-76 when a white Toyota Camry -- for unknown reasons -- lost control on the ramp.

The women tried to jump out of the way as the Camry came towards them, but one of women was struck by the car and tossed into ice plants.

The Camry rolled over and came to rest on its side.

10News learned the victim lost consciousness but came to as she was being airlifted to the hospital. She is expected to survive from her injuries.

“It seems like her injuries are relatively minor, considering that she went through the windshield and got launched. So it’s pretty much a miracle that she’s alive,” a CHP official said.

The woman’s friend was not hurt.

Firefighters cut through the Camry’s windshield to free the driver. She was not seriously injured, 10News learned.

Investigators don’t believe drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash.