Man airlifted to hospital after crash down ravine near Mexican border

POTRERO (KUSI) – California Highway Patrol officers rescued a motorist Friday who crashed down a ravine near the U.S.-Mexico border.

The 57-year-old South Bay man was trapped in his damaged car and seriously injured his leg.

The man called emergency crews at about 8:30 a.m. to report the crash on State Route 94, west of SR-188.

CHP officers said the man didn’t know exactly where he was, but was able to tell officers that he had traveled about six hours past Chula Vista when he crashed.

Authorities used an electronic signal from the man’s cellphone to find the general location.

One officer drove around the area with the siren running, while another officer stayed on the phone with the man.

Once he was located, medics airlifted him to Sharp Memorial Hospital for treatment of a broken and nearly severed right foot.

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