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Wrong-way driver ejected after car crashes into zipper machine on I-15

Posted at 7:28 AM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 10:36:25-05

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) -- A driver traveling the wrong way on Interstate 15 in Escondido was ejected from her car after crashing into a freeway zipper machine early Wednesday morning.

At around 12:45 a.m., the California Highway Patrol received multiple calls about a car going southbound on northbound I-15 near Via Rancho Parkway.

Moments later, the CHP was notified that the vehicle crashed head-on into a zipper barrier machine.

CHP officials said the female driver was thrown from her car and landed about 30 feet from the wreckage. The woman’s Toyota was completely destroyed on impact.

ABC 10News learned the woman was unconscious when she was rushed to the hospital. Her condition is unknown, but she reportedly suffered major injuries.

No other passenger vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.