A woman was forced to jump from her still-moving vehicle after her brakes and steering became unresponsive late Sunday night in San Diego.
According to witnesses, the ordeal took place just before 11 p.m. in the eastbound lanes of State Route 94 just west of the Spring Street exit, where the woman’s Ford Escort sedan was traveling at about 45 miles per hour when she was forced to bail out of the vehicle.
Upon jumping from the car, she rolled down the freeway several feet before hitting her head on a wooden pole. Paramedics quickly responded to the scene and took the woman to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment of several cuts, scrapes, and bruises.
While being tended to at the scene and loaded into an ambulance, she reportedly told a witness that she jumped from her car because the steering wheel locked up and she was unable to apply the brakes.
There is no word on what happened with the vehicle she jumped from, but it is not believed to have struck any other vehicles or caused any other damage. Police investigators will look into the vehicle to determine what caused the vehicle to become unresponsive.
Lanes of from the highway were closed down for a short time as the woman was helped from the scene, and as crews wrangled in the wayward vehicle.
Mechanical failure’s like this can be extremely dangerous situations. It is fortunate that no other vehicles were involved in the accident, as a crash with an uncontrollable vehicle like this could easily end in major or fatal collisions.
There are a number of causes for mechanical failure’s like these, from poor build quality from the vehicle’s manufacturer to simple operator error. In circumstances where failures come from the manufacturer, those involved in such crashes have legal options to recover compensation for the damages they have received.
Through the help of a highly trained San Diego car accident lawyer, these accident victims can earn the full amount that they are owed to help pay off any medical bills, car repair payments, or wages lost from time away from work as a result of their incident.
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