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.