CALIFORNIA CITY – Driving while drowsy is the likely cause of a single vehicle accident which left the driver injured and trapped upside down in her vehicle Tuesday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, a woman was driving southbound Neuralia Road when her car drifted to the east side of the road. She overcorrected, causing the vehicle to leave the roadway on the westside, striking a power pole and overturning, coming to rest on its roof.

The impact shattered the power pole causing power lines to sag and a small brush fire was started.

A California City Police employee came upon the crash and called for assistance. The woman was alert and responsive, but could not easily be freed from the vehicle.

Additional CCPD and California City Fire Department personnel arrived on scene as well as Hall Ambulance. California Highway Patrol personnel also arrived and assumed the investigation.

SCE crews arrived on scene to replace the power line and re

The woman was removed from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital.

A spokesman for CHP added that when a driver feels drowsy or tired they need to find a safe and legal place to either get some rest, stretch, or get a cup of coffee. 

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