A 23-year-old Lathrop woman remains in critical condition at Doctors Medical Center after a crash on Highway 99 sent her car sailing across the freeway at Crows Landing Road.
Tiffanie Helbling had been driving in the fast lane when officers believe she drifted into the center median and then overcorrected. After entering the dirt and gravel median, she turned back abruptly to the right, causing her 2006 Ford Focus rotated counterclockwise and slide across all lanes of traffic, said officer Tom Killian with the California Highway Patrol. He said the car hit sand barrels near the offramp and stopped on the east shoulder of the offramp.
She was unconscious when help arrived, he said. And she was transported to Doctors Medical Center with life threatening injuries, Killian said.
She was still in critical condition this morning, said hospital spokeswoman Carin Sarkis.