Driver rescued after vehicle goes 100 feet down hillside in San Jose

SAN JOSE, Calif. (KGO) -- A driver has been rescued after going 100 feet down an embankment in San Jose.

First responders said they were dispatched to the scene at 4:25 a.m. A bystander said the driver was swerving to avoid a deer when he went over an embankment off of Clayton Road.

The driver was able to get out of the vehicle on his own but was not able to get back up the hill. Police said the driver was alert and talking to them during the rescue.

About 25 firefighters 12 police officers assisted in bringing the driver to safety. He was transported to the hospital with undisclosed injuries.

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