SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — Investigators were trying to figure out why the driver of an SUV drove off a cliff in the Carlsbad area early Tuesday morning.
The incident happened just after 8:45 a.m. at the intersection of Carlsbad Blvd. and Solamar Dr., according to authorities.
According to police, one person, a female, was transported to a nearby hospital with non life-threatening injuries, as a result of the crash. The SUV was severely damaged.
This was what one witness told CBS 8 at the scene:
"Me and my friend when down about 20 or 30 feet from the actual take off zone and she literally flew off the top of the cliff, did a bunch of spirals in the air, hit nose first off of one cliff -- did some more turns and then eventually landed on the beach."
Investigators said the intersection would remain closed until noon.