A vehicle that went over the side of the Ortega Highway near Lake Elsinore Friday night required a rescue effort that lasted into the early morning, a spokeswoman from Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department is reporting.
At approximately 10:30 p.m. Friday, a vehicle careened nearly 700 feet off the winding road near the Lookout Roadhouse, Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department spokeswoman Melody Hendrickson reported.
One person was in the vehicle, Hendrickson said.
At 2:12 a.m., the spokeswoman reported the rescue effort by Cal Fire/Riverside County Fire Department was complete and the driver was being transported to a nearby hospital with moderate injuries.
At press time, the driver’s identity has not been released by authorities.
According to Hendrickson, westbound lanes on the Ortega were closed for a period while first responders conducted rescue efforts.