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Woman Survives Crash, Is Hit by Another Car as She’s Walking to Safety

One San Diego, California driver found out the harsh, painful meaning of “when it rains, it pours” after crashing her car last weekend.
Woman walks away from flipped car without injury, is hit by another vehicle as she's crossing lanes 15 photos
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The woman was involved in a single-vehicle crash, which she was able to survive, and was then hit by another car as she was walking to safety. Well, so much for safety.

Fox 5 San Diego reports that the 24-year-old driver lost control of her sedan, which careened off the road and then flipped. It landed on its roof but, somehow, the driver was able to get out of the wreck almost unharmed.

After crawling out, the woman decided to walk to help, so she started crossing the busy street; that’s when another car hit her. San Diego Police Lieutenant Christian Sharp confirms the strange accident for the media outlet, adding that the second car was also driven by a woman, one year younger.

The second driver stayed at the scene and called 911. Police have already ruled out DUI as the cause for the second accident, but they’re still investigating the first one because they don’t know what made the other woman lose control of the vehicle.

Speaking of whom, the report notes that the woman was rushed to the hospital with a head injury and several broken bones. Initially, her injuries were considered life-threatening but she is expected to make a full recovery. The second driver was also hurt in the crash, but her injuries were minor.

In case of a crash on a busy carriageway or highway, police recommend getting yourself to safety in your car, if it’s still driveable. If the vehicle can no longer be used, as was the case here, it’s recommended you don’t walk or cross lanes on foot, lest you’re hit by another car or otherwise put yourself in harm’s way.

A similar accident happened last week, when one car got into a minor crash on a bridge and all 6 occupants tried to get to safety by walking. Four of them jumped over the overpass, not knowing there was a 70-foot drop: 2 died on the spot and 2 were badly injured. The other 2 were still missing at the time news broke.

 
 
 
 
 

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