Man Rescued After Car Tumbles Into Embankment

GLENDORA (CBS) — A man whose car tumbled about 150 feet down an embankment in the Angeles National Forest near the San Gabriel Reservoir was rescued Tuesday after spending nearly a full day trapped in the wreckage, authorities said.

Crews carried the man to safety after about 90 minutes. The man complained of back pain, County Fire Inspector Matt Levesque said.

A California Highway Patrol officer saw tire tracks going off the roadway, stopped to investigate, and then contacted the fire department, Levesque said.

Searchers found the man within a half-hour.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)


More From CBS Los Angeles

KNX 1070 Newsradio

Listen Live