OCEANSIDE, Calif. – An accident victim was cut from the wreckage of his car and flown by helicopter to a local hospital early Thursday.
The driver crashed into a big rig on northbound Interstate 5 just south of the Harbor Drive exit to Camp Pendleton at about 1 a.m.
Rescuers had to use the Jaws of Life to cut open the mangled car to get the driver out. A helicopter ambulance landed on the freeway and flew the victim to Scripps La Jolla Hospital.
All lanes of the freeway were reopened in time for the morning commute.