Three passengers had to be extricated from an SUV that overturned in a weather-related crash in Mission Valley Thursday afternoon.
San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) officials say the vehicle was driving on the onramp of westbound Interstate 8 from Qualcomm Way at around 4:30 p.m. when the driver lost control on the curve. The SUV, a white GMC, spun out and turned over on its side.
SDFD crews arrived and, after stabilizing the vehicle in its place, were able to free one passenger from the SUV. Crews had to remove the roof of the SUV in order to get the last two passengers out.
None of the passengers were injured in the crash, though one was evaluated for possible transport to the hospital, SDFD Battalion Chief David Piconey confirmed.
“It doesn’t take a whole lot of speed to cause you to lose traction on these onramps,” Piconey said. “It’s just another reminder to be careful in the light rain when it first starts raining.”
Piconey said that good Samaritans pulled over and attempted to free the passengers before crews arrived.