A truck that went off the side of Highway 14 in Agua Dulce resulted in a hoist rescue and SigAlert Monday afternoon.
The incident was reported on northbound Highway 14, south of Escondido Canyon Road, shortly after 1:45 p.m., according to Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Sean Ferguson.
“Reports stated that a water tanker truck went off the freeway down a cliff,” Ferguson said. “At this point, we’re just pulling up (and) treating the patient.”
L.A. County Fire Department Copter 16 performed a hoist rescue of a patient from the vehicle, which landed approximately 300 feet below, according to Ferguson and California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.
A SigAlert was issued for lanes No. 3 and 4 for approximately one hour as crews worked, and the SigAlert was extended until 7:40 p.m. for lane No. 4, Polizzi said.
One patient was then airlifted to the hospital in unknown condition, per fire and CHP officials.
This was Copter 16’s third airlift of the day in the Santa Clarita Valley in what Ferguson considered a “fairly busy day.”
“There’s certainly been busier days, but that’s just how things go — some days are busier than others,” Ferguson added.