SAN DIEGO – Good Samaritans rushed to rescue a driver who was trapped inside an overturned SUV in Serra Mesa overnight Tuesday.
According to San Diego police, at around 12:45 a.m. Wednesday, a Honda CRV rolled onto its side and struck a parked Ford Explorer in the 2500 block of Murray Ridge Road, just east of the Interstate 805 freeway.
The driver was unable to extract himself from the vehicle. Neighbors and passing motorists ran to the scene and helped pull him out.
"They were trying to push it (the SUV) to get the guy out,” said one neighbor. “But they couldn't flip it over. But the driver was a pretty big guy. But the guy that was standing on top (of the car), he did a really good job getting him out of there."
He was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital with minor injuries.
A sergeant at the scene said the driver admitted to taking the sedative drug Ambien. The crash was being investigated as a possible DUI.