Woman Injured in Solo Accident Alongside Freeway

A portion of Antelope Road was closed near Baxter Road and traffic was jammed on Interstate 215 this morning after a single-vehicle accident...

A portion of Antelope Road was closed near Baxter Road and traffic was jammed on Interstate 215 this morning after a single-vehicle accident in which a car left the northbound lanes of the freeway, rolled down an embankment and onto Antelope, according to the CHP.

Officer Mike Lassig said Rosa Cork, 50, of Murrieta, was driving northbound in a 2009 Nissan Sentra about 6:58 a.m. According to the accident report, the vehicle was traveling approximately 60-65 mph in the No. 3 lane when it made an unsafe turning movement to the right, causing the driver to lose control of the car.

The vehicle rolled down the embankment on the east side of the freeway, crashed through a perimeter fence, traveled across Antelope Road and ended up just east of the road, near Loma Linda University Medical Center.

Emergency crews extricated Cork from the vehicle. She suffered moderate to major injuries to her left arm and was transported to Inland Valley Hospital, Lassig said. The accident is under investigation.

"It's very fortunate that she didn't hit another vehicle," Lassig said. "Antelope Road has a lot of traffic in the mornings, especially right before school. It's also fortunate she was wearing a seat belt."

Antelope Road was closed for about 45 minutes to clear debris off the road and allow a tow truck access to the scene. Antelope Road and all lanes of the freeway were opened soon after.

(Photo courtesy of Murrieta Fire Department)



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