Vehicle over the side prompts rope rescue near San Francisquito Canyon


A crash that occurred at approximately 2:40 p.m. on Sunday resulted in the airlift of one person by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Search and Rescue Team, according to Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol.  

According to Greengard, a Gray 2022 Toyota Tacoma had plunged 700 feet after hitting a dirt berm as it was coming down the mountain, southbound on San Francisquito Motorway, which “caused the vehicle to roll multiple times before coming to rest.” 

CHP logs stated the patient was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital. Greengard confirmed the patient was reported to have sustained major injuries, none of which were life-threatening.   

“This roadway is a dirt road which traverses through the mountain. It is a fire road and access to the public is not allowed,” wrote Greengard in an email. “The road is used by utility companies, L.A. County Fire/CHP/Sheriff, Fish and Game, and other type of government entities.” 

The vehicle was initially reported by hikers, according to CHP logs. 

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