Fire crews rescue trapped occupant of wrecked pick-up on the 101 Freeway

Ventura City Fire personnel responded to a reported traffic collision on the Northbound 101 Freeway at the San Jon Rd exit in Ventura, see with people trapped inside. First arriving Fire crews found a mid-sized pick-up truck over the embankment of the freeway with an adult female victim trapped inside, a fallen palm tree was lying across the vehicle and across the roadway blocking traffic. Fire crews had to cut away a portion of the palm tree in order to extricate the victim, who was transported via ambulance to a local hospital with moderate injuries. The remainder of the tree was then cut up and removed from the freeway by Fire crews to allow traffic flow to resume.

No other injuries were reported at the time of this release.


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