A 28-year-old woman crashed her SUV into two power poles in Lemon Grove, but a wire connected to the pole prevented it from sliding into the backyard of a nearby home, a sheriff’s sergeant said Monday.

The woman apparently lost control of her northbound 2001 Ford Expedition on Sweetwater Road near Sandy Bev Lane around 6 p.m. Sunday, San Diego Sheriff’s Sgt. David Toner said. It struck the center median, went over the metal guardrail and crashed into a metal and a wood power pole.

The crash left the SUV precariously perched on the edge of the embankment, Toner said.

However, one of the pole’s guy wires prevented the SUV from sliding down the embankment and into a home’s backyard, he said.

Responding firefighters cut off the SUV’s drivers side door to free the driver, Toner said. She was then taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital to be treated for serious, but non-life-threatening, injuries.

Toner said alcohol was not suspected in the crash.

—City News Service

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