Searchers from the LA Sheriff’s San Dimas Station and Los Angeles County Fire Department looked for about 90 minutes for survivors from a vehicle that went off the road in the Angeles National Forest north of Claremont, but they stopped early Monday when they learned the only occupant was already in a hospital, authorities said.
The vehicle was reported to have careened off Glendora Ridge Road overnight, according to the California Highway Patrol. A sheriff’s helicopter and sheriff and fire department search teams began looking for survivors about an hour later at 10:20 p.m., the CHP said.
Authorities were notified at 12:20 a.m. Monday that someone in Pomona Valley Hospital had come from the vehicle and that there were no other occupants, which was confirmed by searchers a few minutes later, the CHP said.
There was no indication how the vehicle’s occupant got to the hospital.
A news videographer at the scene estimated the vehicle plunged 200 to 300 feet after it left the road.
—City News Service
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