Mom injured in rollover, child OK |

Mom injured in rollover, child OK

An 18-year-old woman was seriously injured in a rollover accident, but her young child reportedly escaped injury Monday morning.

A Cal Fire/California Youth Authority workforce truck reportedly was the first on the scene of the accident, which happened at about 9:15 a.m. on Highway 20 near Rex Reservoir Road.

California Highway Patrol officers subsequently responded to find the westbound lanes blocked and the VW Jetta on its roof, said CHP spokesman Greg Tassone.

The driver, identified as Bridgett Glover, 18, drifted onto the shoulder and over-corrected after she looked behind her to check on her 20-month-old son, Tassone said.

She then reportedly lost control and went off the road into an embankment, flipping her car.

The CYA supervisors and inmates removed her from the vehicle, and were able to remove the boy, who was hanging upside down in the child restraint seat.

The child appeared uninjured, but was taken to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital for evaluation.

Glover sustained head injuries and was flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center; she was listed in serious condition as of Monday afternoon.

Alcohol or drugs were not believed to be a factor in the accident, which remained under investigation. The westbound right lane of Highway 20 was closed for approximately 45 minutes.

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