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Emergency crews pulled the victim from underneath a vehicle with help from a resident who supplied a vehicle jack. Photo Courtesy OnScene.TV

A pedestrian was severely injured Wednesday in a traffic accident on a South Bay street, authorities reported.

The crash in the 500 block of C Street in Chula Vista occurred shortly before 11 a.m., according to police.

Emergency crews had to pull the victim from underneath a vehicle with help from a resident who supplied a vehicle jack, Officer Michael Knapp said.

Paramedics took the pedestrian, whose identity was not immediately available, to a hospital for treatment of life-threatening trauma, according to police.

A motorist involved in the wreck was treated for injuries of undisclosed severity, Knapp said.