Driver hospitalized after car goes off Highway 74 near Palm Desert

Highway 74 above Palm Desert, California

A motorist was hospitalized after their car went 40 feet over the side of Highway 74 in the mountains above Palm Desert Friday night.

The crash happened about 9:35 pm near mile post 89, according to a news release from the Riverside County Fire Department.

The driver was extracted from the vehicle by firefighters and hospitalized with moderate injuries.