Man falls asleep and crashes his car into San Ysidro pond

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — A man crashed his car into a pond and flipped his vehicle in San Ysidro Friday.

The victim said he fell asleep while driving to work at 4:30 a.m. Friday morning near Dairy Mart Road in San Ysidro,causing his car to go off the road and crash into a pond, and flipping his vehicle. 

After the crash he regained consciousness and opened the back door o to escape the submerged vehicle. 

He sat on top of his car yelling for help before he was discovered by a bicyclist nearly two hours later. Responders were dispatched at 6:13 a.m. to the scene of the crash.

Fire fighters used chainsaws to cut through the vegetation and extract the victim. The water was about waist high and firefighters used a rope to pull him out of the water.

Paramedics tended to the victim but was released to his mother with no significant injuries.

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