PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – A driver had to be pulled out using the Jaws of Life after a crash off Interstate 80 in the Sierra on Thursday morning.
The crash happened near Caltrans’ Whitmore Maintenance Station south of Emigrant Gap.READ MORE: Texas School Shooting: What We Know About The Mass Shooting That Left 21 Dead
Cal Fire crews, Placer County firefighters, California Highway Patrol and AMR responded to the scene and found a vehicle upside down off the highway.READ MORE: Gun Found In Desk Of Second Grader At South Sacramento School, District Says
Officers say the driver was trapped due to the damage to their vehicle.
With the help of Cal Fire crews, the Jaw of Life was used on the vehicle and the driver was pulled out. He was then carried up the steep embankment and was taken by ambulance the hospital.
No other information about the driver’s condition was released.MORE NEWS: Call Kurtis Investigates Whether You’re Getting What You Paid For At The Pump
Authorities say there have been multiple spinouts on Sierra roadways due to the heavy snow hitting the region on Thursday. Chain controls remain in effect on all major highways.