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

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.

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 authorities described his injuries as “severe”.

Investigators did not release the cause of the crash.

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