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Woman survives cold night after rolling car

December 20, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A woman is recovering after her car ran off Interstate 15 near Temescal Canyon Road in Riverside County. She was injured and had to spend the night in the cold.

The woman's red Honda Civic came to rest almost completely upside-down after sliding down an embankment on the side of the freeway around 11:30 p.m. Monday.

According to the California Highway Patrol, calls came in about a wrong-way driver but officers were unable to find the car.

Then Tuesday morning, a county road worker on routine patrol saw the woman on the side of the roadway. She had somehow managed to make it there, despite her injuries.

"When I pulled up she was sitting on the side of the road there and she was all bloody and she was waving me down saying 'Help, help,' and then I asked her a few questions and she said she rolled her car last night and she was very grateful that I stopped to help her," said Jeff Crawford, who found the woman.

The 27-year-old woman is from Corona, according to the CHP.

She was treated for unspecified injuries at Inland Valley Medical Center.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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