Two paramedics desperately tried to save the life of an SUV rollover crash victim Friday as an ambulance raced to a nearby Riverside County hospital.
The victim suffered grave injuries — but was still alive — after being thrown from the SUV onto the Interstate 215 freeway pavement in Perris.
That person was gravely injured and two others suffered minor injuries in the solo rollover crash.
A silver Jeep overturned in the fast lane of the northbound I-215, just south of the Ramona Expressway, about 9:35 a.m. One person was ejected from the SUV and landed in the middle of the freeway, according to reports from the scene.
The California Highway Patrol shut down all northbound lanes about 10 a.m. to accommodate emergency crews.
Riverside County Fire Department paramedics took the victim ejected from the Jeep to Riverside University Medical Center in Moreno Valley. Two paramedics rode in the ambulance, continuing resuscitation efforts on the way to the hospital, according to the fire department.
The two victims with minor injuries were also transported to the medical center for treatment.
All northbound lanes were reopened shortly before 11 a.m., according to the CHP.
There was no word about any of the victims wearing seat belts.
–City News Service
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