Mount Baldy Sends Driver Over the Edge
A man was rescued after driving over the edge of Mount Baldy on January 22. The 22-year-old was discovered Wednesday and brought back up the mountain.
According to reports released by the California Highway Patrol, the male was rescued from his vehicle at approximately 4 a.m. He was flown by helicopter to USC Medical Center, suffering from major injuries, including broken bones. Officers discovered the wreckage at close to 3 a.m. and began retrieval efforts. Officers had responded to the scene after a passing motorist alerted a passing San Bernardino Sheriff’s Deputy to the possible crash.
A news release from the California Highway Patrol said that the man, Hunter Kittle, fell asleep at the wheel. The Toyota he was driving veered off the roadway, overturned and hit a tree. The Toyota came to a rest about 75 feet from where it went off the road.
Alcohol or drugs are not suspected in this incident, though inclement weather may have been a factor. Winter Storm Leo has dumped rain and snow in parts of California, causing major flooding and hazardous roadways. Four deaths were attributed to the hazardous conditions caused by the back end of the winter storm.
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