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Hurt driver walks away from San Juan Ridge wreck

An unidentified man with serious injuries fled the scene of a severe single-vehicle accident on Tyler Foote Road near Murphy Road, only to be located and flown via helicopter to a trauma center, according to fire officials.

Firefighters from North San Juan Fire District and Cal Fire arrived at the scene of the wreck at 10:30 p.m. Saturday night to find an abandoned vehicle with severe damage, said Christopher Montelius, public information officer with North San Juan Fire.

The driver had evidently self-extricated and was subsequently transported via a private vehicle to a friend’s residence.

Due to the extent of damage to the vehicle, firefighters alerted an air ambulance as a precautionary measure.

The patient was soon found at the residence, received treatment for his injuries and was transported by helicopter to a nearby trauma center.

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