SANTEE (CNS) - A man lost control of his vehicle, which rolled down an embankment Saturday, and was hospitalized.
The crash at 12:28 p.m. on southbound Highway 67 south of Riverford Road, Heartland Fire Dispatcher Scott Cullen said.
"The car rolled down the embankment onto Woodside Avenue North," Cullen said. "The person was trapped inside the vehicle and had to be extricated by firefighters." The person was taken to Sharp Memorial Trauma Center for treatment.
Firefighters from Lakeside's Riverview and River Park fire stations assisted Santee Fire with the rescue, and got into the vehicle through the windshield after using hydraulic rescue cutters to remove part of the vehicle's roof, according to a Lakeside Fire Protection District report.
San Diego sheriff's deputies, the CHP and fire units from Barona Indian Reservation assisted in the rescue effort.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled Tuesday for a former San Diego police officer accused of groping four women during pat-down searches last year.
Chula Vista police will be looking for drivers talking or texting on cell phones Tuesday and through the end of the month as part of "Distracting Driving Awareness Month."
Police were on the lookout Tuesday for the man who fired a shot while robbing a Rolando-area smoke shop and his accomplice who emptied its cash register.