Woman Injured After Vehicle Plunges Into Newport Beach’s Back Bay

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A woman was injured after driving her vehicle off of a hiking trail and into the waters of Newport Beach’s Back Bay early Wednesday, police said.


A woman was injured after her car went through a fence and plunged into Newport Beach’s Back Bay. (Credit: Southern Counties News)

The solo-vehicle crash occurred shortly after 12:30 a.m., according to Sgt. Steve Rasmussen of the Newport Beach Police Department.

The woman drove a short distance down a hiking trail before the vehicle fell five feet into the water below, Rasmussen said.

She was transported to a local hospital, according to Rasmussen. Her condition was not immediately known, but she was expected to survive.

No one else was inside the vehicle at the time of the crash.

Tow crews were on the scene early Wednesday attempting to pull the vehicle back up on the roadway.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

KTLA’s Geoff Peters contributed to this report.