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Man Survives Plunge Down Chula Vista Ravine After He Falls Asleep at Wheel

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Chula Vista emergency responders are helping a driver whose vehicle went 400 feet down a ravine early Thursday. Photo source: OnScene.TV

First responders pulled a drowsy driver from the wreckage of his Nissan early Thursday after it went off Interstate 805 and into a ravine in Chula Vista.

A witness said the male driver entered the northbound lanes of the freeway at Telegraph Canyon Road and appeared to ignore other drivers, according to OnScene.TV.

The car then accelerated and left the road about 6:45 a.m., landing more than 400 feet down the ravine.

The California Highway Patroltogether with Chula Vista Police and fire personnel, came to the driver’s aid, dismounting to reach him. He was escorted back to the rear parking lot of the Terra Nova Plaza shopping center for treatment.

The driver, who climbed the ravine alone, told the CHP he left work at midnight, went to a casino and then fell asleep on the way home.

The man was taken to a local hospital with unknown injuries. Alcohol is not suspected as a factor in the crash.

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