A woman was rushed to the hospital Wednesday when her vehicle crashed into a guardrail on a San Diego-area highway.
The vehicle crashed at 3:20 a.m. where northbound Interstate 805 transitions to westbound State Route 54.
National City Fire Department crews responded and found the woman conscious.
The guardrail skewered the front of the vehicle up to the steering wheel and could have pierced the driver if it hadn’t stopped just short of the driver’s seat, officials said.
She was transported to a nearby hospital with multiple leg fractures, police said.