DESCANSO (CBS 8) - A husband and wife are in the hospital with serious injuries after an accident on I-8 just east of Willows Road.

According to the CHP, the husband fell asleep at the wheel and his car started to drift towards the center divide. He then woke up and over-corrected, sending the Nissan flying off the Interstate.

He climbed out of the car and back up to the freeway to flag down help. Firefighters used a rope and pulley system to get his wife up. Both were taken to Sharp Memorial.

There has been no word on their conditions.