With some help from the metal-cutting abilities of the "jaws of life," firefighters carefully extracted a man from his Toyota sedan on Wednesday morning after his car was pushed into a tree by large pickup truck on El Camino Real.
Firefighters arrived at around 9:30 a.m. to find a black Toyota sedan's front end up against a street tree with a large Chevrolet Pickup sitting on its trunk lid. The incident occurred in front of A1 Foreign Auto near Pettis Avenue.
The driver of the Toyota sedan appeared to be alive as he was carefully placed on a stretcher.
"Firefighters used the jaws of life to extricate one person from one of the cars and the patient was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries," wrote fire department spokesperson Jaime Garrett in an email.
Police spokesperson Liz Wylie said the driver of the pickup truck was not arrested and "no alcohol or drugs were involved in this crash." An investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
No one else was involved in the crash. A third vehicle, an unoccupied pickup truck parked on the street, was pushed several yards by the two cars.
Northbound morning traffic merged into one lane as a result of the collision.