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SUV In Normal Heights Goes Over 75-Foot Embankment And Lands On Car

An SUV landed on another car on southbound Interstate 805 on Mar. 17, 2014.

Photo by Melissa Mecija / 10News

Above: An SUV landed on another car on southbound Interstate 805 on Mar. 17, 2014.

An SUV veered off a street in Normal Heights and plunged down a sheer embankment onto Interstate 805, where it landed on a car driven by an FBI agent, seriously injuring both motorists.

The driver of the eastbound Jeep Cherokee failed to make a turn on Adams Avenue about 9:30 a.m., sending it down the roughly 75-foot embankment alongside the freeway, according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

The tumbling SUV hit a southbound sedan before coming to rest upside down in a traffic lane, SDFRD spokesman Lee Swanson said.

The FBI agent was able to get out of his crumpled car without assistance, but firefighters had to cut the Jeep apart to extricate the woman driving that vehicle, Swanson said. Medics took both to Scripps Mercy Hospital.

The wreck forced the closure of the far right-hand southbound lane of the interstate in the area along with its exit onto Adams Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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