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Driver cut from wreckage after crash off I-5 in South Bay

Posted at 6:59 AM, Jul 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-30 09:59:21-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – Emergency crews rescued a man who was trapped in his mangled car after a crash off Interstate 5 in the South Bay.

The crash happened at around 2 a.m. Tuesday near the southbound I-5 off-ramp to Tocayo Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol.

CHP officials said the driver somehow lost control of his car, veered off the roadway, and slammed into a tree.

With the driver trapped in the wreckage, responding firefighters spent about an hour cutting pieces of the car away and finally removed him from inside.

10News learned that the driver called his mother and brother while he was trapped in his car, and both were present during the rescue.

The driver was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center with injuries believed to be serious.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.