Driver rescued after SUV plunges down ravine

Posted at 9:19 AM, Jun 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-18 15:59:23-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV)--A woman was rescued from an SUV that plunged 40-feet down an embankment from a freeway Sunday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. 

The crash was first reported on southbound Interstate 805 between Mesa College Drive and Murray Ridge Road around 7:57 a.m. as a small white SUV that was speeding, hit a guardrail and flipped down a ravine near Rady Children's Hospital, according to the CHP incident page. 

San Diego Fire-Rescue tweeted a photo of a crushed vehicle on its side with rescue crews with a stretcher nearby. 

The solo vehicle crash blocked two lanes of traffic on the freeway temporarily. 

The woman was the only occupant of the vehicle and was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Her condition is not known. 

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Sandy Coronilla is a KGTV digital producer. Follow her @10NewsSandy