Young driver sustains only minor injuries in rollover crash
by SCOTT HOPKINS
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A Jeep Sahara rests on the driver's side after it overturned on Point Loma Ave. Dec. 4. The driver, a young female, was able to extricate herself from the crash and was not seriously injured. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
A Jeep Sahara rests on the driver's side after it overturned on Point Loma Ave. Dec. 4. The driver, a young female, was able to extricate herself from the crash and was not seriously injured. PHOTO BY SCOTT HOPKINS
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A young female driver escaped serious injury after her nearly new SUV overturned on a Point Loma hill.

The vehicle, a Jeep Sahara, first struck a parked SUV before rolling onto its side Dec. 4 at about 3:45 p.m. in the steep 4500 block of Point Loma Avenue.

The driver was able to extricate herself from the vehicle before first responders arrived. A scraped elbow was apparently her only injury.

The Jeep's driver was traveling east (uphill) when she struck the SUV in front of 4541 Point Loma Ave. causing damage and a flat tire to the left rear side. The Jeep then rolled onto the driver's side with wheels facing downhill.

San Diego police blocked traffic for over an hour before a tow truck driver, using chains, was able to right the vehicle and remove it.

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ODM
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December 08, 2020
If she hit a parked car on the side of the road and then flipped over, I would suspect distracted driving. More plausible explanation is that while distracted she side swiped the parked vehicle and then instinctively over-corrected by swerving hard in the opposite direction. The inertia of the hard swerve and the rebound from the impact of the collision caused the top heavy vehicle to overturn. In fact, upon closer inspection of the picture, it appears that her vehicle actually partially drove up the side of the parked vehicle breaking her right front axle and elevating her vehicle and thus promoting the rollover. Either way it appears to be driver's fault, not mechanical failure or defect.
Robert Burns
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December 08, 2020
At that time of the afternoon traveling uphill, I would not suspect substance abuse or speeding. However, I do suspect a mechanical defect in the Jeep causing it to roll over.
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