Jaws of Life Used to Save Truck Driver

Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to rescue a driver trapped inside a large commercial truck on 5/25. The truck crashed into a tree while traveling down a hill near Camino Cerralvo in Goleta. The driver, who suffered serious injuries, was trapped under a mangled dashboard and broken glass when help arrived. Firefighters pried open the truck to evacuate the driver, who was immediately hospitalized.

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