Firefighters make difficult rescue when driver hits tree on I-15

Posted at 3:02 PM, Apr 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-30 18:08:43-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A young man was trapped in his car after a crash on southbound Interstate 15 at I-805 Monday afternoon.

The solo-vehicle crash happened about 1:30 p.m. The man went off the freeway and into a tree, leaving his car a mangled wreck.

San Diego Fire Captain Steve Salasz described the rescue as a “complicated effort”.

Several firefighters used saws to free the man, whose foot was stuck in a floorboard.

The man, who was alert and talking during the rescue, was taken to Scripps Mercy Hospital for treatment.

There was no word on his condition but Salasz described his injuries as “severe”.

Investigators did not release the cause of the crash.