Firefighters Rescue Man Pinned Under SUV

VICTORVILLE, CALIF.( A 30-year-old man was pinned underneath an SUV after the vehicle overturned Monday night.

On November 7th at about 11:00 p.m. dispatch received reports of a single vehicle rollover on the 15600 block of Choctaw Street in Victorville.

San Bernardino County Fire responded and located a 1997 red Ford Explorer on its side with a single occupant trapped underneath the vehicle.

San Bernardino County Fire Department firefighter-paramedic Steven Castagnola said, the male in the vehicle had his arm stuck underneath.

“We performed an operation to lift the vehicle while stabilizing the vehicle,” stated Castagnola. “Once we were able to get his arm free we were able to get him out of the vehicle.”

A total of seven firefighters responded including one battalion, a truck company, and an engine company.

The male driver was transported by ground ambulance to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

According to Sheriff’s spokeswoman Mara Rodriguez, the vehicle’s registration was found to be expired and was towed and stored.

The cause of the crash is currently under investigation.

(Gabriel D. Espinoza., Victor Valley News)
(Gabriel D. Espinoza., Victor Valley News)

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