Four traveling Chinese citizens were rattled after the vehicle they were riding in suddenly went off the road and collided with a guardrail Friday, the California Highway Patrol said.
Jiji Pochnhuang, 45, of Shanghai, China was driving a 2017 Hyundai north on Highway 99, north of Avenue 56 near Visalia around 6 p.m. when the left tires of the vehicle went off the edge of the roadway and quickly became uncontrollable, the CHP said.
An unsafe turning movement then caused Pochnhuang to collide with a metal guardrail, disabling the vehicle. Pochnhuang was driving at 60 miles per hour.
When it came to a stop after damaging the front end, the vehicle partially blocked traffic, the CHP said. Passing motorists helped Pochnhuang exit the vehicle and later pushed the damaged Hyundai out of traffic.
An ambulance transported Pochnhuang to Tulare Regional Medical Center for injuries to her arms.
The three passengers, Shu Pochnfeng, 45, Chengyue Pochnfeng, 9, and Yuefang Pochnzhang, 69, all from Shanghai, were uninjured in the accident but also rode with Pochnhuang in the ambulance.
The traffic incident is under investigation. Alcohol or drugs do not appear to be a factor, the CHP said.