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.
#BREAKING After 2 hours of tense rescue efforts fire crews finally pulled the driver out of the ditch, he was trapped 100 ft below after swerving off Clayton. Condition unknown @abc7newsbayarea https://t.co/X4cGg2exJB pic.twitter.com/UMXVFc5fZD— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 19, 2019
#BREAKING SJPD, SJFD, CHP assisting in rescue of driver stuck 100 ft down embankment after swerving off of Clayton Rd. We’re told at any moment they should be pulling the driver out after 2 hours of tense efforts. Live report on @abc7newsbayarea pic.twitter.com/udvBRcwwaj— Julian Glover (@JulianGABC7) December 19, 2019