Photos: Crash traps two people in car dangling over rushing Calif. canal
Colton firefighters stabilized the car in the water and used a Jaws of Life tool to pull off a door; EMS providers transported both survivors to a trauma center
By Don Sweeney
The Charlotte Observer
COLTON, Calif. — A head-on collision sent a car flying over the edge of a rushing canal near Colton, leaving two people trapped inside, California fire officials reported.
City firefighters rescued the two occupants Saturday afternoon, Oct. 15, the Colton Fire Department said in a news release.
Firefighters first stabilized the car in the water, then used the Jaws of Life to pull off a passenger door, the release said.
The two people inside were rescued and taken to a trauma center, firefighters said.
The release did not provide details on their injuries.
Colton is a city of 54,000 people adjacent to San Bernardino in Southern California.