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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


Photo/City of Colton Fire

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.


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