A driver believed to be in his early 20s was seriously injured Monday following a high-speed crash into a palm tree and traffic light pole that left him trapped inside his totaled vehicle, forcing his extraction.
The solo-vehicle accident occurred at 6:59 a.m. at 8276 Wintergardens Blvd. in Lakeside, a California Highway Patrol dispatcher said.
“The driver of a Mazda 3 ran off the road and appeared to have major injuries after crashing into a pole,” the CHP said.
Heartland Fire & Rescue firefighters cut the driver out of the wreckage of the vehicle, which was later towed from the scene.
The victim was taken to Sharp Memorial Hospital.
Updated at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 2, 2019
–City News Service
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