A woman was seriously injured in Leucadia early Friday when her car struck a bus, forcing the bus to swerve into an embankment and narrowly miss a house, San Diego County sheriff’s deputies said.
The accident occurred when Sandy Thompson, 24, pulled in front of a North County Transit bus while making a left turn at Glaucus Street and Eolus Avenue, according to Deputy Gary Lane of the Sheriff’s Department’s Encinitas substation.
Thompson, who was ejected from her car, was taken by a Life Flight helicopter to Scripps Memorial Hospital, where she was in serious condition late Friday, a hospital spokesman said.
The bus driver, a trainee, and passengers were reportedly uninjured.
Kurt and Todd Bryson, two residents of the house that was nearly hit by the bus, were home when the accident occurred at 9:20 a.m.
“I was taking a shower when I heard what sounded like an earthquake,” Kurt Bryson said. “I was really getting ready for the big one.”
Bryson said the bus hit about six avocado trees in his side yard. “My brother was sleeping and thought we were being bombed,” he said, adding that each tree produced a loud sound as it was hit.
“I was going to trim the avocado trees this morning,” Bryson added. “I’m glad I changed my mind.”