Firefighter Rolls SUV 200 Feet Down Hill, Needs Rescue

Monday, Jul 26, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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Firefighter Rolls SUV 200 Feet Down Hill, Needs Rescue

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A firefighter was injured Monday morning when his sport utility  vehicle rolled 150 to 200 feet down an embankment in the Orinda Hills, Fire  Marshal Michael Mentink said.

The firefighter had been doing annual fire trail maintenance in  northwest Orinda when, at about 9:52 a.m., his sport utility vehicle went off  the trail and rolled down an embankment.

The firefighter was trapped inside the vehicle, but firefighters  have freed him and he has been transported by ambulance to a hospital.

Mentink said he did not yet have information yet about the  firefighter's condition.

Personnel from the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, East Bay Regional  Park District, East Bay Municipal Utility District and a medical helicopter  responded to the scene.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation, Mentink  said.
 

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