San Diego

2 Women Injured in Eastbound I-8 Crash, Sig Alert Issued

Two women were injured in a crash on the eastbound Intersate 8 near Sport Arena Boulevard Thursday, according to the San Diego Fire Department (SDFD).

The crash involving two vehicles happened around 7:10 p.m., the California Highway Patrol (CHP) confirms. 

CHP says a 20-year old woman was driving a Ford Focus on the I-8 East with a 21-year old woman in the passenger seat. That's when they noticed something was wrong with the car. They pulled over into the center divide and got out to check on the car.

One woman was standing at the rear of the car and the other was standing at the front, checking on the car. A part of the wheel well had fallen off and the debris was still on the road.

That's when another car, attempting to avoid the debris, swerved and lost control. The driver struck the Ford Focus and both the women standing outside.

Both sustained major injuries but CHP says they are not considered to be life-threatening.

One was transorted to UC San Diego Hospital and the other was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital. 

The driver of the other vehicle was identified to be a 22-year old man. It is unknown if he sustained any injuries in the crash.

CHP says they are investigating but it doesn't appear that drugs or alcohol were a factor in the accident.

A sig alert has been issued around 7:38 p.m. and the number one lane on the eastbound I-8 was blocked. 

The freeway has been reopened as of 8:24 p.m.

CHP says the women did better than most people by pulling over to the side of the freeway. 

But did advise driver to exit the freeway in case of a similar situation.

No other information was immediately available.

Check back for updates on this breaking news story. 

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