A helicopter in the San Diego Sheriff's Department fleet. Photo courtesy sheriff's department
A helicopter in the San Diego Sheriff’s Department fleet. Photo courtesy sheriff’s department

A 51-year-old woman was seriously injured Sunday when she was ejected from a vehicle that rolled over in the Boulder Creek area near Julian.

The accident occurred at about 2:40 p.m. near Boulder Creek and Engineers roads, San Diego County Sheriff‘s Cpl. Tony Webber said.

“Sheriff’s Helicopter ASTREA 10 was requested for a hoist rescue,” Webber said. ASTREA 1 also was requested, Webber said.

ASTREA is the acronym for the Aerial Support to Regional Enforcement Agencies program.

“ASTREA 1 was able to disembark a crew member to evaluate the four occupants of the vehicle,” Webber said. “One of the passengers, a 51-year-old female, was seriously injured when she was ejected from the vehicle. The victim was located in a very steep ravine which required her to be extracted via a hoist rescue.”

ASTREA 10 hoisted the woman to safety then took her to a fire station and a Mercy Air helicopter transported the injured woman to a hospital, he said.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.