Uber driver helped Lyft driver after crash on I-8 in Mission Valley

Posted at 6:39 AM, Sep 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-18 09:58:33-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - An Uber driver helped a Lyft driver after a crash on Interstate 8 in Mission Valley Monday.

The Uber driver told 10News he was exiting eastbound I-8 at Mission Gorge Rd. at 1:45 a.m. when he saw an SUV on its side, blocking the road.

The man turned on his hazard lights and used his Uber car to block the road while he ran to help, he said.

The Lyft driver was trapped and screaming for help, according to the man.

The Uber driver said he kicked the windshield until he formed a hole the Lyft driver could climb through.

Paramedics took the Lyft driver to the hospital with cuts and bruises.

CHP officers are investigating the cause of the crash.

The Lyft driver was not arrested but told the CHP his 'mind wasn't working', according to Officer Jim Bettencourt.