One person was hospitalized after a Ford pickup truck ended up on top of a Chevrolet Corvette following a crash in Costa Mesa Thursday evening.
Costa Mesa firefighters responded to the southbound 55 freeway at Victoria Street to a report of a crash with injuries about 5 p.m. Fire Capt. Christ Coates said the driver, a man in his 30s, was trapped inside the car while his passenger, a woman in her 30s, was able to get out of the car on her own.
Coates said the driver needed to be cut out of the Corvette, and that the 30-minute ordeal was a tricky process.
“It almost becomes like a game of Jenga when you try to remove the bottom pieces without trying to topple the top,” Coates said.
He was taken to Orange County Global Medical Center with serious but not life-threatening injuries.
It was not known how the large Ford F-150 pickup ended up on top of the red Corvette, but the incident backed up traffic, which was already congested because of the nearby Orange County Fair.
California Highway Patrol officers were called to the scene at 5:12 p.m. and reported that several cars were blocking lanes and issued a SigAlert for nearly two hours.
All lanes were reported clear at 6:50 p.m.
Story via OC Register: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/mesa-725504-costa-crash.html
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