Driver trapped after pickup veers into tree in San Carlos

SAN CARLOS - Nearby residents rescued a man after he smashed his pickup truck into a tree in a San Carlos neighborhood overnight Monday.

The crash occurred at about midnight in the area of Laurelridge Road and High Country Court. Witnesses said the man crashed into the tree and flipped onto its roof, leaving the driver handing upside down from his seatbelt.

Nearby residents rushed to the truck, broke out the window and extricated him. He was taken to a nearby hospital with unknown injuries.

San Diego police were investigating whether the alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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