Firefighters free woman trapped in car after three car crash on SR-125
EL CAJON (KUSI) — A three-vehicle pileup on state Route 125 in the Fletcher Hills area injured two women Monday and left one of them trapped in her crumpled car until emergency crews could free her, authorities reported.
The accident occurred shortly after 9 a.m., when the driver of a 2015 Hyundai took the northbound SR-125 exit to Grossmont College Drive in El Cajon, failing to realize in time that other vehicles had stopped on the connector in front of her, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The Hyundai rear-ended a stationary 2002 Toyota Camry, sending it skidding across the freeway directly into the path of a 2013 Chevrolet Impala, which in turn struck the driver’s side of the Camry at about 65 mph, CHP public-affairs Officer Kevin Pearlstein said.
After firefighters extricated the driver of the Toyota, a 23-year-old El Cajon woman, from the wreckage of her car, medics took her to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of moderate to major injuries, Pearlstein said.
The driver of the Chevrolet, a 49-year-old Spring Valley woman, was taken to the same Serra Mesa-area trauma center with moderate injuries.
The driver of the Hyundai, a 25-year-old San Diego resident, was uninjured. She was not suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Pearlstein said.
The women’s names were not released.
The wreck left two lanes closed on the freeway for about an hour.