Driver Crashes Truck Into Agua Hedionda Lagoon

A driver was seriously injured after crashing his truck into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad on May 18. These incredible photos of the rescue were captured by Kevin Johnstone and submitted to NBC 7.

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A driver was seriously injured after crashing his truck into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad on May 18. These incredible photos of the rescue were captured by Kevin Johnstone and submitted to NBC 7.
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Kevin Johnstone
These incredible photos of the rescue were captured by Kevin Johnstone and submitted to NBC 7.
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California Highway Patrol officers say the driver was weaving through traffic and crashed into a Honda Civic. His truck flipped in the impact, went down an embankment and then landed upright in the lagoon.
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Several Good Samaritans jumped into the water to help pull the man from his truck – including a Good Samaritan who was on a boat nearby and a woman who saw the crash while driving, pulled over and ran down an embankment and into the water to help.
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Carlsbad firefighters, lifeguards and other emergency crews helped free the man from the truck in the dramatic water rescue.
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Several Good Samaritans jumped into the water to help pull the man from his truck – including a Good Samaritan who was on a boat nearby and a woman who saw the crash while driving, pulled over and ran down an embankment and into the water to help.
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Kevin Johnstone
Carlsbad firefighters, lifeguards and other emergency crews helped free the man from the truck in the dramatic water rescue.
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The crash is under investigation. The driver is suspected of being under the influence of alcohol.
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Kevin Johnstone
A driver was seriously injured after crashing his truck into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad on May 18. These incredible photos of the rescue were captured by Kevin Johnstone and submitted to NBC 7.
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Kevin Johnstone
A driver was seriously injured after crashing his truck into the Agua Hedionda Lagoon off Interstate 5 in Carlsbad on May 18. These incredible photos of the rescue were captured by Kevin Johnstone and submitted to NBC 7.
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