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Driver crashes stolen SUV, ditches trapped passenger

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SAN DIEGO - The driver of a stolen SUV crashed into the rear of a semi tractor-trailer rig Monday in the Carmel Mountain area, and ran off leaving his passenger pinned inside.

SUV crashThe GMC Yukon was being driven along Carmel Mountain Road near Conference Way at about 2:30 p.m. when its driver lost control drove underneath the rear of the truck, according to San Diego Police Sgt. Tom Sullivan.

It took San Diego Fire-Rescue Department firefighters about 30 minutes to rescue the front passenger before he was taken by ambulance to Palomar Medical Center with minor injuries, According to SDFRD Capt. Joe Amador.

The passenger told police he did not know the driver.

Police later confirmed that the suspected driver was arrested.