A valley woman is recovering after being trapped in her overturned car for nearly three hours Thursday.
When they arrived at the transition road from southbound Highway 99 to the east bound Highway 180 about 7:00AM Thursday morning, CHP Officers found an overturned car, between some trees, about 100-feet down the embankment.
Inside that car, the trapped driver who had already been there since 4:00AM.
The driver says when she lost control and flipped her car, apparently nobody else noticed.
"She was just sitting there and trapped for quite a long time," said California Highway Patrol Officer Vance Wedeking. "The good news is that she seems alert and orientated when we were talking to her."
Officers were able to pull the woman out.
She was taken to the hospital for treatment.
Traffic was backed up for about an hour until the scene could be cleared.
The wet weather may have played a part in this accident.
With more scattered showers possible in the next few days CHP officers say, be sure to take it slow.