SAN DIEGO, California (May 20, 2016) –– Two women in their early 20s suffered major injuries Thursday night after they were struck by a car, shortly after pulling over and getting out of their vehicle on the eastbound Interstate 8 Freeway near Sport Arena Boulevard, according to the San Diego 7 News and the California Highway Patrol.
The crash took place about 7:10 p.m. last night in the center divider of the freeway. The two women were in a Ford Focus when they realized there was something wrong with their car and pulled over to the center divider. They both got out of the vehicle and were standing at the rear and front ends of the disabled Ford sedan.
A second motorist — a 22-year-old man — reportedly attempted to avoid debris in the road and swerved into the Ford Focus and hit the two women.
Paramedics responded and transported the 20-year-old female driver and her 21-year-old female passenger to a local hospital for treatment of major injuries sustained in the crash. Police say both women are expected to survive. One was taken to UC San Diego Hospital to be treated and the second was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital.
Police say a wheel well had fallen off the Ford Focus and was part of the debris in the roadway.
The 22-year-old man driving the second vehicle sustained undisclosed injuries.
“Hopefully all those hurt in this crash have a full recovery,” said James Johnson, a personal injury attorney who serves San Diego.
If you were hurt in a traffic accident involving a negligent driver, Johnson Attorneys Group can help by providing a free legal consultation at 800-235-6801.
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