Driver Rescued from Crash After Being Trapped in Wreckage for 1 Hour

A driver was trapped inside his vehicle for nearly an hour following a crash Friday afternoon in Rancho Bernardo before being extricated by emergency rescue crews, San Diego Fire-Rescue (SDFD) officials said.

According to SDFD, a 30-year-old man lost control of his Hyundai as he traveled northbound on Carmel Mountain Road through the intersection of Camino Del Norte and struck a tree in the center median on Paseo Lucido.

The crash happened at approximately 2:51 p.m. SDFD, Poway Fire Department, Miramar Fire Department and San Diego Police responded to the crash.

SDFD reported the driver extricated at 3:38 p.m., approximately 57 minutes after the crash, and he was transported to the hospital via ambulance with serious non-life threatening injuries to his hip and femur.

An emergency medevac was requested during the extrication but was later cancelled, according to SDFD.

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