10:00 PM PDT on Saturday, March 17, 2007
A water truck crashed into the side of a mountain Saturday in the Running Springs area, injuring the driver and blocking traffic lanes until he could be freed from the wreckage.
The accident happened about 6:05 p.m. on Highway 330, near Hunsaker Drive, said Bonnie Curtis, dispatch supervisor for the San Bernardino County Fire Department.
California Highway Patrol officers and firefighters from Running Springs, Lake Arrowhead, San Bernardino and Highland all responded to the crash scene, where rescue crews finally extricated the truck driver about 8:30 p.m., Curtis said.
Paramedics airlifted the victim to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, she said.