Ventura firefighters respond to rescue trapped motorists in vehicle

On August 20, at 8:40pm residents in the 100 block of Via Baja were startled when a vehicle tumbled from the roadway 20 feet above their home and landed in their back yard. Ventura City firefighters arrived on scene to find a severely damaged vehicle with two elderly adults trapped inside. Firefighters worked quickly to stabilize the vehicle and begin extricating the injured passengers. Utilizing hydraulic powered cutting and spreading tools, firefighters were able to free the trapped people from the vehicle. Both passengers were transported to a local trauma center with moderate to severe injuries.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation by the Ventura Police Department. No rescue personnel were injured as a result of this incident.

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