Firefighters rescue woman whose car crashed off Route 76 near Pala Mesa

An ambulance in the North County Fire Protection District. Courtesy of the district

Firefighters on Friday rescued a woman who was thrown out of her vehicle when she lost control and crashed into a dam on Route 76 just east of Interstate 15 in the Pala Mesa area.

Captain John Choi of the North County Fire Protection District said the accident happened at 6 p.m. 16:30

“A woman driving her vehicle lost control of a notorious dead man’s curve and crashed over the side of a dam with a fall of 40 feet,” Choi said.

“She was able to crawl out of her vehicle but had injuries that required firefighters to respond to using stokes baskets to perform a breathing action and bring her safely up to the side of the road,” he said.

Choi said the victim, who was not identified, was hospitalized with moderate injuries.

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