Unsafe speed in rain contributes to rollover accident, says CHP

A 17-year-old female was transported to Pomerado Hospital after the vehicle she was driving rolled onto its roof on San Vicente Road just east of Wildcat Canyon Road late Friday afternoon, reported California Highway Patrol.

The girl complained of pain in her neck and back, said CHP Public Information Officer Brian Pennings. No other persons or vehicles were involved in the accident.

The rollover occurred at 4:25 p.m. in rainy conditions. The teenager was driving a 2012 white Ford Escape westbound on a wet San Vicente Road approximately 45 mph, said Pennings.

“Due to her unsafe speed for the conditions, she failed to maintain control of the vehicle,” he said.

As she approached a left-hand curve, the vehicle went off onto a dirt embankment on the northside of the road, returned to the roadway and rolled onto the roof, reported the officer. She was wearing a seatbelt, he said.

Pennings also noted that the Escape “had less than sufficient tread on the tires,” but the primary cause of the accident was unsafe speed.

She was transported to the hospital by Ramona Fire Department/Cal Fire.

   
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