Hurt driver walks away from San Juan Ridge wreck |

Hurt driver walks away from San Juan Ridge wreck

This car was seriously damaged in an accident Saturday night. The passenger got himself out of the car and walked away but was later flown to a nearby trauma center in order to have his injuries treated.
North San Juan Fire District |

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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To contact Staff Writer Matthew Renda, email or call 530-477-4239.

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