Editor's note: A previous version of this story misstated the role of rescue aid workers. The story has been updated.
Just before 7 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman heading East on I-90 made an overcorrection that caused her car to veer off the roadway just past Sunset Boulevard and roll several times before coming to a rest upside down in Issaquah Creek.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Julie Startup said the sergeant at the scene reported that the vehicle dropped about 40-50 feet from I-90 in the course of the accident.
Luckily, she had been wearing her seatbelt, Startup said, and was conscious and alert when other drivers came to her aid. system to get the injured patient back up the embankment around 8 p.m. Startup said due to the seriousness of the accident she was transported to the hospital, but appeared to not be severely injured.
The woman had attempted to change lanes, but at the last moment realized there was a truck occupying the lane to the left of her. She veered to the right to avoid hitting the truck, but overcorrected and ended up driving off the roadway and rolling down the embankment.