Man Rescued 2 Days After His Truck Plunged Off Road

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times/TNS) -

A 26-year-old man who was trapped in his pickup truck for two days after his vehicle swerved off a road was rescued in the Angeles National Forest near Mount Baldy in Southern California early Wednesday, authorities said.

Firefighters were dispatched at 2:55 a.m. to the remote area near Mount Baldy Road and the Barrett Stoddard Truck Trail, where they found the man’s white truck flipped over, said Vanessa Lozano, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

The truck had fallen about 75 feet down the side of a cliff, KTBC reported.

The man, who was not identified, was “awake and alert but had some severe injuries,” Lozano said.

The man suffered broken ribs and a fractured right ankle, L.A. County Fire Battalion Chief Mark Tolbert told OnScene.

It was unclear what caused the crash, Lozano said. The man was hoisted up the hill and airlifted to a trauma center, she said.