Pedstrian struck, trapped under car

January 4, 2009 1:47:18 PM PST
A man suffering major injuries was airlifted out of Vallejo on Saturday after firefighters were forced to use airbags to free him from being pinned beneath a crashed car.

Firefighters responded to a report of an accident involving a pedestrian and a vehicle at the intersection of Oakwood Avenue and Westwood Street at about 2 p.m., according to the Vallejo Fire Department.

First responders found a 60-year-old man pinned face down beneath the full weight of a Mitsubishi sedan.

The man had reportedly stopped breathing by the time firefighters successfully lifted the car off of him by gradually inflating low-pressure airbags.

The victim was resuscitated and transported by air ambulance to John Muir Medical Center at about 2:50 p.m. suffering from major head and chest trauma and possible internal injuries, according to the fire department. He was reported to be in critical condition as of 4:20 p.m.


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